Sunday, March 13, 2016

THE OLD RAMBAN BRIDGE ON BANIHAAL CART ROAD


                                                                                     

RAMBAN BRIDGE MAY 1948... 

 PANDIT JAWAHAR LAL NEHRU ON WAY TO SRINAGAR CROSSING RAMBAN BRIDGE ON FOOT ..



The new RCC Bridge over Chenab river at Ramban was built much later  ( After 1965  ).   Prior to that , this suspension bridge over river Chenab was the only link to kashmir valley for Motor Vehicles Passengers had to get down and cross the bridge on foot .The vehicles would slowly cross the bridge one  by one  . The passengers then boarded the vehicles across the bridge. This bridge was completed during the rule of Maharaja Partap Singh who sat in the first vehicle that passed over it on 2nd May 1921 .This was annual Darbar move from Jammu to Srinagar.

And in 2004 , this suspension bridge  was declared unsafe for vehicular traffic. Before a motorable bridge was built over river Jhelum at sangam ( Near Bijbihara Town in kashmir Valley ) by Maharaja Partap Singh in 1910, passengers would generally use Doongas ( Big River Boats ) from khannabal Jhelum Ghats  to travel to srinagâr.

( Autar Mota ) .

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