Glass Suspension Bridge to be built in Rishikesh India
Glass Suspension Bridge to be built in Rishikesh India: The country’s first glass bridge is being prepared in Rishikesh, instead of the Laxman Jhula, people will now go on it. Rishikesh, the city of Uttarakhand, is also very famous as Yoga City. Situated on the banks of the holy river Ganga, this place marks the beginning of Devi Bhoomi.
Tourists from all over the world keep coming here for sightseeing. Every person who comes here also visits the old Lakshman Jhula situated above the river Ganges, but now this swing has been closed for a long time, people can see the view of Rishikesh only from Ram Jhula.
Repair work goes on every day on this 100-year-old bridge. By the way, in terms of security, it will not even be opened for movement. Yes, these are true but you do not need to worry, because now India’s first glass bridge ie the glass bridge is going to be built in its place. Let us tell you about this bridge.
The Construction Of The Bridge Continues:
The Public Works Department of the Government of Uttarakhand is getting the Bajrang Setu constructed here in Rishikesh, which will become an alternative to the Laxman Jhula bridge. The bridge which was closed for so many days, soon you will be able to experience the thrilling experience of the country’s first glass bridge.
An official of the Public Works Department said that the construction of this bridge will be completed in the month of July 2023. He says that foundation work is going on on both sides of the Ganga for the new bridge. The interesting thing is that the towers which are being constructed on both sides of Bajrang Setu are being built like the shape of Kedarnath.
Four Wheelers Will Pass Through The Bridge:
He told that the height of the tower will be around 27 meters. This bridge will be 133 long and eight meters wide and will be in three lanes. Small four-wheelers will also be able to pass in the middle of this bridge.
There will be a double lane of 2.5 meters each in the middle of the bridge for two-wheelers and four-wheelers. A pedestrian walkway will be made of glass on both sides of the bridge. The tourists standing on it will be able to see a wonderful view of the Ganges from a height of 57 meters.
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The thickness of the glass and how many crores it will be made –
The thickness of the glass is 65 mm, which is considered extremely strong. The bridge is being built with a total budget of Rs 68 crore. Let us tell you, the Bajrang bridge, which will become an alternative to the Laxman Jhula bridge, was constructed between 1927 and 29 during British rule.
Laxman Jhula Bridge is closed since July 2019.
On July 12, 2019, in the safety audit report of the Public Works Department, considering this bridge as unsafe, the administration had stopped visiting it. After this, preparations have also started to build a new bridge. Since July 2019, the movement on Laxman Jhula bridge is closed, if you are planning to visit Rishikesh these days, then remove Laxman Jhula from your list. The new bridge will be developed as ‘state of the art’.