First cable-stayed bridge of North opens today

First cable-stayed bridge of North opens todayDefence Minister Manohar Parrikar will inaugurate Northern India’s first cable-stayed bridge on the Ravi river in the Basohli area of Kathua district on Thursday.
The 592-metre-long bridge is important for quick induction of armed forces from Punjab to J&K. The load of the bridge will be borne by 96 cables supported by two towers
Built at a cost of Rs 14,543.52 lakh, the bridge will provide additional route to Srinagar from Pathankot. It will shorten Pathankot-Basohli distance by over 35 km