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Panaji: The eight lane cable –stayed second bridge over River Zuari will be completed by 2019, announced Minister for Public Works Department (PWD) Ramakrishna ‘Sudin’ Dhavalikar.

Dhavalikar today afternoon inspected the ongoing work of the Zuari bridge project, which also includes the approach roads.

Speaking to reporters after inspection, Minister said that 30 percent work of the bridge is complete and by 2019 the entire bridge will be ready for transportation.

The project entails the construction of a 640-metre-long, eight-lane cable-stayed bridge across the Zuari river and a 450-metre-long elevated approach road to it. The foundation stone for the project was laid on January 1, 2016.

Making it a world class attraction, the bridge will have two viewing towers, with a height of 125 meters each.

Bhopal-based Dilip Buildcon Limited (DBL) is constructing the bridge and the total cost of the project, including the approach roads, is tendered at Rs 1,403 crores.

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