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Movement closed on Laxman Jhula in Rishikesh

While the news of breaking the main wire of Laxman Jhula bridge in Rishikesh dominated the international media, a large number of tourists reached Rishikesh on Saturday and Sunday and the influx of tourists on Laxman Jhula bridge once again made the local administration He drew lines of concern on his forehead.

Vinita Kumari, Rishikesh: In Rishikesh , Uttarakhand, where the news of breaking the main wire of Laxman Jhula bridge was in the international media, on Saturday and Sunday, a large number of tourists reached Rishikesh and on Laxman Jhula bridge. The arrival once again drew lines of concern on the forehead of the local administration.

After this, the Pauri district administration and Tehri district administration took cognizance and closed the Laxman Jhula bridge for traffic in the presence of late night police. The bridge has been completely closed for the movement of people by installing iron gates on both sides of the bridge. Along with this, police force has been deployed on both sides of Laxman Jhula bridge.

It is noteworthy that on July 2019, on the orders of the Chief Secretary, Uttarakhand Government, the Laxman Jhula bridge was closed by the Pauri administration and Tehri administration. But due to political pressure, the traffic on the bridge was smooth. For the last 3 days, due to the arrival of a large number of tourists on the Laxman Jhula bridge, there was a lot of pressure on the bridge. And there was a danger of an accident. In view of this, the Pauri district administration and Tehri district administration swung into action and in the presence of late night police, the Laxman Jhula bridge has been closed by putting tin sheets on both sides.

A complete ban has also been imposed for pedestrians. There is a lot of resentment among the local people due to the closure of the bridge. Political pressure is also constantly being created on the local administration. The bridge should be opened, but officials say that the bridge is in a very dilapidated condition. Anytime a major accident can happen. The traffic on the bridge is constantly threatening the bridge. In view of this, the bridge has been closed by the administration. It remains to be seen whether the bridge remains closed or the administration may have to open the bridge due to political pressure.