New Delhi: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has directed the Army to construct a temporary bridge across the Kallada river at Enathu near Adoor.
The minister has informed Kodikunnil Suresh, MP, of this decision.
The concrete bridge on the MC Road was closed for traffic after cracks were detected.
State PWD Minister G Sudhakaran had written to Parrikar as well as Kodikunnil Suresh seeking assistance for the construction of a Bailey bridge at Enathu.
Based on this, Parrikar issued a direction regarding the construction of bridge to Vice Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Sarath Chand, who hails from Kottarakkara.