<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>After taking toll of 42 lives on August 2, 2016 with its collapse due to flash floods, state Government on Monday once again threw open the bridge on Savitri river at Mahad.The bridge was newly built in just 165 days in the presence of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Union Minister for road transport, highways and shipping Nitin Gadkari. Union Minister for Heavy Industries Anant Gite, PWD Minister Chandrakant Patil, Raigad Guardian Minister Prakash Maheta, Minister of state Ravindra Chavan, Zilla Parishad President Adoiti Tatkare, MP Amar Sabale, MLAs Prashant Thakur, Bharat Gogawale, Pravin Darekar, Avadhoot Tatkare, Niranjan Davkhare were also present.Lauding the PWD for completing entire work for building new bridge in record time, CM Fadnavis said that this reopening of the bridge is in one way tribute to all those who lost their lives in bridge collapse incident last year.Gadkari said that being the Union Minister for this department he owns the responsibility of the bridge collapse incident and said that he has already gone for an aerial review of the new bridge construction work. Gadkari on Monday laid foundation for the construction work of three stretches between Indapur to Vadpale, Veer to Bhogaon and Bhogaon Khurd to Kashedi Ghat which are a of total 12 packages in Maharashtra falling under four-laning work of Mumbai-Goa highway.Thanking Gadkari for undertaking work worth Rs 3000 crores in his Raigad district alone, Gite said that state Government has reacted quickly on Mahad bridge collapse incident which was laudable.

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Bridge over Savitri river reopens