A 65Ft span bridge constructed under Project Rahat by District Administration, Udhampur, in Thakur Sui Nallah of Panhayat Muttal in Tikri block which connects the areas with Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine, apart from providing connectivity to schools, hamlets, anganwadi centers, ration depots was dedicated to public today. Brand Ambassador of Project Rahat and noted bollywood actor Mukesh Rishi visited Muttal and witnessed the commissioning of bridge with hundreds of students and parents in participation. Deputy Commissioner, Udhampur, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, Asstt Commissioner Development Joginder Singh Rai and senior officers of district administration were present.
Mukesh Rishi interacted with students, parents, anganwadi workers, teachers, panchayat members, nomads, elderly women and especially abled persons who will be benefitted by this bridge for providing round the year connectivity and safety of life as well as facilitating education in schools. Locals apprised Mukesh Rishi about death of 2 persons a couple of years back due to flashfloods and necessity of such bridges in rivulets having huge catchment area. Rishi appreciated the marvellous initiative of District Administration under Project Rahat for construction of 114 bridges in Phase-I & II in a very short span of time through community mobilization of local resources providing connectivity to hundreds of schools and villages which will boost education and also will go a long way in saving and securing human lives and livestock. He vowed to support the initiative as a national success example for empowerment of rural communities through participatory vital asset building.