Bridge collapse exposes PWD working

The collapse of a part of the bridge over the Ghaggar river near Ratia town in the district within days of it being declared fit for use has exposed the working of the public works department. The bridge was opened for vehicular traffic only last week and a part of it caved in yesterday. Poor repairs whereby the contractors filled the chasm created during the last accident with soil and stones without its proper compression is said to be the reason behind yesterday's incident. Sources said the authorities had blacklisted the contractor.

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