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Dobra Chanti bridge

  • 09 Nov 2020
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Recently, the Uttarakhand Chief Minister has inaugurated Dobra-Chanthi suspension bridge in Tehri-Garhwal district.

Key points

  • The 440-metre long Dobra Chanti bridge is India's longest motorable single lane suspension bridge.
  • Built over Tehri Lake, it will cut travel time between Tehri and Pratapnagar districts from 5 5 to 1.5 hours.
  • Benefits of the bridge
    • Better connectivity within the region.
    • Boost tourism potential.
    • Gateway to development in the region.
    • Local employment promotion.

Tehri dam

  • Tehri Dam is the highest dam in India and fourth highest dam in the world.
  • It is around 260.5 metre high and 592 metre long. It is part of the Tehri Dam & Hydro Power Project (the multi-purpose river valley project) taken up for construction on River Bhagirathi to tap its vast potential for irrigation and hydro-electric purposes.
  • It is located in the Tehri district of Uttarakhand.

River Bhagirathi

  • The river stream originates in the Garhwal Himalaya. The river after reaching Devprayag meets another head stream, the Alaknanda, forming river Ganga.

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