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Uttarakhand CM Inaugurates India’s Longest Motorable Suspension Bridge ‘Dobra-Chanthi’ in Tehri-Garhwal & becomes 1st state to provide free Wifi to Govt Institutes & Universities

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U'khand CM Inaugurates Dobra-Chanthi Suspension Bridge In Tehri-GarhwalOn November 8, 2020, Uttarakhand Chief Minister, Trivendra Singh Rawat inaugurated the 725-metre-long Dobra-Chanti suspension bridge in Tehri-Garhwal district. It is the longest motorable single lane suspension bridge in India.

It was inaugurated to mark Uttarakhand’s 21st foundation day. Uttarakhand was formed as Uttaranchal on 9th November, 2000.


Uttarakhand State Cabinet Ministers, Subodh Uniyal and Dhan Singh Rawat were present during the Inauguration.

Key Points:

i.The bridge has been built over the Tehri Lake with a total cost of INR 2.96 Crore (approximately).

ii.The bridge will connect Pratap Nagar town with Tehri Garhwal district headquarters.

iii.It will cut down travel time between Pratapgarh and Tehri to 90 minutes from around 5 hours.

Uttarakhand Free Internet service to Government colleges and Universities:

Uttarakhand Chief Minister, Trivendra Singh Rawat launched free high-speed WiFi services for all government colleges and universities in the state, the service was launched at a college in his constituency Doiwala.

i.With the launch of WiFi services, Uttarakhand is the first state in the country to provide free internet to all government colleges and universities.

ii.The move is aligned under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Digital India initiative.

Recent Related News:

i.On October 8, 2020, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat launched the Mukhya Mantri Saur Swarojgar Yojana at the Veer Chandra Singh Garhwali Auditorium in Dehradun, Uttarakhand.

About Uttarakhand:

UNESCO Heritage Site – Valley of Flowers National Park

Lakes – Skeleton Lake (Roopkund Lake), Bhimtal Lake, Dodital, Nainital Lake, Naukuchiatal lake (Lake of Nine Corners), Sat Tal lake.