A section of a bridge on Ganga Barrage is undergoing repairs. A 15-day diversion is in place and is expected to badly affect traffic on the Delhi-Pauri highway. To take stock of the situation, a team of engineers from the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has travelled to the location. Based on their report, sudden breaking by heavy trucks is the cause of the cracks surfacing on the bridge.
Due to this, heavy traffic on the Delhi-Pauri highway (NH-119) has been restricted while the diversion is established. The bridge was built in 1984 while the foundation stone was laid in 1978.
Incidentally, there are two under-constructed bridges across the Ganga. The first one is in Jaleelpur area which will connect Chandpur tehsil with Hastinapur and Meerut. However, there has been hardly any progress since 2007.
The second bridge is situated in Balawali area. This will connect Bijnor district with Saharanpur, Haryana and Punjab. Both bridges are currently under construction.