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JORHAT, June 23 � The collapsed subway beside the under-construction steel girder RCC bridge on the AT Road over the Bhogdoi river here was swept away by floods on Monday morning.

The district administration subsequently diverted traffic to the newly constructed concrete bridge though technical works in the 60-metre long RCC bridge is yet to be completed.

Technical persons on the spot said that their ongoing construction work will be interrupted by the movement of people on the bridge �which will take more than 2 months for final completion�.

Though the officials concerned promised of giving the final touch to the bridge in March 2014, the delayed works never allowed it to be done in due time. As per tender, the bridge was estimated to entail a cost of Rs 7.18 crore.

Expressing concern over the collapse of the subway, Jorhat MP Kamakhya Tasa said that the two subways were not built properly as graft took place during their construction.

�Over Rs 40 lakh was spent only for the two subways. A major portion of the amount was allegedly misappropriated, which has caused hardship to the public,�said Tasa.

The BJP MP said he will take initiative for setting up a Bailey bridge on the spot after discussing it with military officials to reduce the problem till the completion of the main bridge.

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Bhogdoi sweeps away subway

JORHAT, June 23 � The collapsed subway beside the under-construction steel girder RCC bridge on the AT Road over the Bhogdoi river here was swept away by floods on Monday morning.

The district administration subsequently diverted traffic to the newly constructed concrete bridge though technical works in the 60-metre long RCC bridge is yet to be completed.

Technical persons on the spot said that their ongoing construction work will be interrupted by the movement of people on the bridge �which will take more than 2 months for final completion�.

Though the officials concerned promised of giving the final touch to the bridge in March 2014, the delayed works never allowed it to be done in due time. As per tender, the bridge was estimated to entail a cost of Rs 7.18 crore.

Expressing concern over the collapse of the subway, Jorhat MP Kamakhya Tasa said that the two subways were not built properly as graft took place during their construction.

�Over Rs 40 lakh was spent only for the two subways. A major portion of the amount was allegedly misappropriated, which has caused hardship to the public,�said Tasa.

The BJP MP said he will take initiative for setting up a Bailey bridge on the spot after discussing it with military officials to reduce the problem till the completion of the main bridge.

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