File Photo: British built railway bridge collapsed in Bolan Balochistan: Photo provided by Levies Force

Mir Salam Jogezai:

The construction of the ancient Hirak bridge located in the rugged mountains of Bolan would be completed by April 15. This was revealed by the Divisional Superintendent (DS) of Railways, Fareed Ahmed while talking to reporters.

“Direct train service from Balochistan to the rest of the country would be restored very soon”, Mr. Ahmed said. The process of reconstruction of the Hirak bridge would be completed by April 15 this month. “Our technical team made hectic efforts to ensure timely reconstruction of the bridge”, the DS Railway mentioned.

Hirak bridge was constructed in the 1880s

The British-built railway bridge collapsed because of heavy rainfall and flash floods in August 2022. The collapse of the ancient bridge built by English Rulers in the 1880s caused the suspension of train service between Balochistan and other parts of the country.

Passengers suffered a lot because of the collapse of the British-built bridge in the Bolan district of Balochistan. The Pakistan Railways was operating train service from Mach to the rest of the country to facilitate the passengers.

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