Dehradun: A new international suspension bridge has been launched between the two countries along the Indo-Nepal border in Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand. Officials and representatives of Nepal have jointly inaugurated the bridge. Built with the mutual consent of the Government of India and Nepal, the Jhoola bridge has been constructed by the Nepalese government at a cost of Rs 1 crore 25 lakh Nepali rupees.
The construction of the bridge is expected to benefit about 50 thousand population of 50 villages in the two countries. The construction of the bridge will benefit the region in the financial, religious, cultural and tourism sectors by mutual consent of the two countries. The bridge connects Doda village of Didihat tehsil and Lali village of Nepal.
Speaking at the inauguration, former Cabinet Minister and MLA Ddhat Vishan Singh Chufal said that India and Nepal have had a long-standing relationship with roti and daughter. The long-standing demand of the region has been fulfilled today. Certainly, this area will be recognized as a business on both sides. This will create employment opportunities and develop both sectors.