Sikam Sibu bridge makes way for traffic

ITANAGAR, Jun 29: The Border Road Organization (BRO) today opened the main bridge over Sikam Sibu stream on Aalo-Mechukha road in Shi-Yomi district, thus committing to its words.
The key bridge was washed away on June 2 last due to heavy landslides that snapped the surface communication of the newly created district from the rest of the state. However, the connectivity was restored within a few days after construction of a temporary bridge.
Aalo-Mechukha road is important and strategic as well for ferrying of people, transportation of essential commodities, life saving drugs, construction materials and movement of defense personnel in the entire Shi-Yomi district.
The opening of the main bridge is of utmost importance to facilitate easy movement of men and materials and to tackle emergency medical situation including COVID-19.
When contacted, the BRO official informed that the reconstruction work was taken up on priority since it is a vital one for connectivity. We brought in materials from different places and completed the bridge in a record time, he added.
Meanwhile, State Assembly Speaker Pasang D Sona has lauded the BRO for constructing the main bridge in such a short and time bound manner.
“I appreciate BRO's team for constructing the vital bridge in a time-bound manner,” Sona tweeted.