NAROWAL 

The Taleyali bridge on Narowal-Muridke Road may cause an accident as the bridge near Talwandi Bhindran is in dilapidated condition.

The bridge is in such deteriorating condition that it could collapse any time and cause a major accident. The broken parts of the bridge have been repaired for a many times but to no avail as it has twice completed its estimated life. Thus, the bridge needs to be demolished and reconstructed but the authorities concerned do not bother to pay heed to the issue.

District Emergency Officer Dr Munawar Ali said that in last few months, a many accidents occurred at the bridge where two people lost their lives and about 50 others suffered serious injuries. SDO Muhammad Nawaz claimed that though parts of the bridge were deteriorated but its remaining structure was still reliable. The Narowal DCO said that he had written to the Punjab government for the repair of the bridge. Local people have demanded early demolition of the structure and its reconstruction.