'1,500 Bridges to be improved under Setu Bharatam Scheme'

At least 1,500 bridges will be improved under the central government's Setu Bharatam Scheme, Minister told Parliament.

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New Delhi, Nov 21: At least 1,500 bridges will be improved under the central government's Setu Bharatam Scheme, Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways Mansuk Mandaviya told Parliament on Monday.

"Improvement of around 1,500 bridges has been planned under the scheme for construction, reconstruction or strengthening, as required," Mandaviya told the Rajya Sabha.

Bridges to be improved

According to the Minister, the government has established the Indian Bridge Management System (IBMS) for inventorisation and condition survey of all bridges on the National Highways.

IANS

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