The Udaipur Urban Improvement Trust (UIT) ordered to break down a bridge at Bedla due to heavy water accumulation, which might cause fatalities.
A new bridge is already under construction just parallel to the old bridge. The water from Bada Madar is flowing under these bridges but due to bridge construction work being stopped, a large quantity of water has been accumulated around the old bridge.
Today UIT ordered to sever the old bridge so the water flow can be made easier however, according to first information, it was said that bridge was accidently broken but later UIT officials confirmed the demolishing was intentionally ordered.
Udaipur is receiving continuous rainfall from last 48 hours, which resulted in several lakes, dams and rivers flooded.
After breaking up the bridge, residents of Bedla village have to take alternative ways to enter and exit the area.
UIT Ex-En Anit Mathur said that people have to use other routes via Sukher or via Kavita. “The bridge of Bedla was commonly used since decades as it was the shortest way to the area; we took the decision noticing the danger caused by water that accumulated around the bridge,” said Mathur.
The construction of the new bridge is going on from last several months but still the work is not completed.
Report by Sayeed Ahmed