Today, Thursday, May 18, at 5 pm, the newly constructed one and a half kilometer long bridge connecting Vade and Variav by the Surat Municipal Corporation at a cost of Rs 118.42 crore will be inaugurated by Chief Minister Bhupendrabhai Patel.
The 4-lane bridge, which was opened to the public by the Chief Minister, will reduce the distance from Katargam to Variav-Chhaprabhata by one-third. Using this 1496 meter long bridge, the distance from Vade to Variav can be covered in just one and a half minutes. The easy and traffic free movement of the bridge will benefit about eight lakh citizens of the surrounding areas. And will save their precious time and fuel.
Thousands of gem artists including citizens will get yet another new option to travel from Katargam to Amroli. With the opening of this bridge, the total number of river bridges, bay bridges, flyover bridges, railway bridges will increase to 120 in the city. Thus Bridge City will present the 120th bridge in the form of Vade-Variav Bridge to the citizens of Surat on behalf of Chief Minister e-medium.
With the construction of Vade-Variav bridge, now motorists will not have to travel 7.5 km from Katargam to Variav and Chhaprabhata and this distance can be covered in one and a half to two minutes. Keeping in view the traffic load in Katargam-Vedrod and Variav-Amroli-Chhaprabhata areas on the opposite side of Tapi river, this bridge constructed by Surat Municipal Corporation will provide a good connectivity for the residents of Variav area to the main areas of the city like Chowkbazar, Athwaline and Railway station, Laldarwaja. Makes it very easy to reach.
Notably, there will be new and direct traffic-free connectivity to the National Highway, including the Outer Ring Road being built around the city. The traffic load on Amroli Bridge built on Tapi river near Katargam Gajera School will also reduce as this bridge will provide a new option to the motorists. The Vade-Variav bridge has become the 15th river bridge built on the Tapi river.
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