New bridge on Indus River planned for connecting Sukkur-Rohri cities - Sindh Courier-1

New bridge on Indus River planned for connecting Sukkur-Rohri cities

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New bridge on Indus River planned for connecting Sukkur-Rohri cities - Sindh Courier-1
Minister Nasir Shah inspecting proposed site of new bridge

The new bridge will be constructed at the zero point of Sukkur within the limits of Rohri

Minister Nasir Shah inspects the proposed site and directs for preparing feasibility

Sukkur: Sindh government has planned to build a new bridge over the Indus River for connecting Sukkur and Rohri cities. The new bridge will be constructed at the zero point of Sukkur within the limits of Rohri.

The decision to construct a new bridge was taken a recent meeting held in Karachi.

Since the existing bridges connecting Sukkur and Rohri are old, the Sindh government is planning to build a new bridge to reduce traffic congestion and facilitate the residents of the twin cities.

“The new bridge will be built on the Indus near Rohri, which will enhance the beauty of both the historic cities and facilitate public transportation,” Provincial Minister for Information and Local Government Syed Nasir Hussain Shah said who along with President Sindh Local Councils Syed Kumel Hyder Shah and Deputy Commissioner Sukkur Rana Adeel Tasawar inspected the proposed site for construction of new Sukkur-Rohri bridge over river Indus on Sunday.

Minister directed the Deputy Commissioner Sukkur to prepare feasibility report as soon as possible so that construction work could be started.

Nasir Hussain Shah instructed Deputy Commissioner Sukkur to prepare two separate feasibility reports – one should be prepared under public-private partnership mode and the other one at Sindh government level.

New Bridge on River Indus planned - Lansdowne Bridge
Sukkur’s Lansdowne Bridge
New bridge on River Indus planned - SUKKUR BARRAGE
Sukkur Barrage

The existing bridges on River Indus at Sukkur-Rohri – Lansdowne Bridge, Sukkur Barrage Bridge and Ayub Bridge, are age old. The new bridge would ease the burden on existing bridges.

The Lansdowne Bridge is a 19th-century bridge that spans the Indus River between the cities of Sukkur and Rohri. When completed in 1889, the bridge was the longest rigid girder bridge in the world. The Ayub Bridge was built immediately adjacent to the bridge in 1962.

Ayub Bridge, named after Gen. Mohammad Ayub Khan, then military President of country, is a railway bridge over the Indus River between Rohri and Sukkur.

Sukkur Barrage is built on the River Indus near the city of Sukkur The barrage was built during the British Raj from 1923 to 1932 and was named Lloyd Barrage.

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