Khammam: The construction works of a cable-stayed suspension bridge, the Khammam’s newest attraction, at Lakaram tank here is nearing completion. The construction of the bridge was taken up with an expenditure of Rs 8 crore by Telangana Tourism Development Department with the municipal funds. The erection of two 80-foot tall towers on either side of the bund has been completed. The project was initiated by Transport Minister Puvvada Ajay Kumar on the lines of suspension bridges at Laknavaram in erstwhile Warangal district, Komati Cheruvu in Siddipet district and at Durgam Cheruvu in Hyderabad
The main and suspender cables to hang the deck and for anchorage have been procured from a company in South Korea, the cables and deck works have been completed. Speaking to Telangana Today on Monday, Minister Ajay Kumar said that the suspension bridge, 120 metres in length and 1.5 metres in width, would boost Khammam city’s tourism potential. Facilities like open gym, walking track, rope cycling and parks have already been developed at the tank bund offering entertainment and helping Khammam citizens maintain physical fitness, he noted.
The bridge would be an added attraction at Lakaram tank bund and the officials were directed to complete the works at the earliest and make arrangements for its inauguration, he added.
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