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Army reconstructs two bridges in record time for Amarnath Yatra after landslide damage

Two bridges near Brarimarg on Baltal Axis damaged by landslides were restored by Chinar Corps which reconstructed the bridges overnight for the resumption of route for Amarnath Yatra pilgrims.

The Army moved on a war footing to rapidly reconstruct two bridges damaged by landslides near Brarimarg in Jammu and Kashmir so that pilgrims can continue with the Amarnath Yatra.

The Chinar Corps restored the bridges overnight to ensure the resumption of pilgrimage for the annual Amarnath Yatra. If the bridges had not be restored the Amarnath pilgrims would have had to take an over four-hour detour to visit the holy site.

The bridges were damaged by landslides triggered by overflowing rivulets near Kalimata on the Baltal route.

"On 01 Jul, 02 bridges near Brarimarg on #Baltal Axis were damaged by landslides. #ChinarCorps mobilised assets & reconstructed the bridges overnight for resumption of route & avoiding an over 4 hour detour by #Yatris," Chinar Corps tweeted.