The international Suspension bridge in Dharchula has been reopened for three days to facilitate the Nepali citizens who had served in the Indian Army
The bridges will remain open for five hours for three days beginning from Wednesday. Pensioners, who are citizens of Nepal and previously served in the Indian Army or other departments, came to India to withdraw pension from various banks and post offices.
“The bridge was opened from 9 am to 2 pm on Wednesday for Nepali citizens, who had retired from services in India. 238 Nepali citizens entered India for pensions and 151 Indian citizens went to Nepal.
Colonel Somendra Banerjee says, “The bridge on this nullah was washed away in flash floods following cloudburst on July 27.”
The bridge will be closed at 2 pm,” Mohan Goswami, Tehsildar, Dharchula, Uttarakhand said. Dharchula Deputy Collector Anil Kumar Shukla said all such pensioners will be given this facility every month to withdraw money from banks. “At Nepal’s request, the bridges were opened for former servicemen in the Indian Army and other retired employees who are citizens of Nepal.”