Mathura, 2019.06.11 (VT): The UP State Bridge Corporation has sent a revised proposal for the construction of a bridge on the river Yamuna near Renuka Dham in Runkata, Agra to the government. Renuka Dham is a famous pilgrimage destination in Agra named after Lord Parashurama’s mother Renuka. The site is home to Lord Parashurama and Shanidev temples.
The bridge, which will be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs. 28 crore, will connect many villages near the Yamuna banks between Mathura and Agra, thereby facilitating both tourism and business.
It will reduce the distance between Renuka Dham and Dauji to 18 km. This will benefit tourists from Agra who have to take a longer route to visit Dauji, Baldeo. Villagers who sell their produce in Agra Mandi will also gain from this project.
At present, there is a temporary bridge near Akbara and Kailash villages in Agra that was built for laying the Gangajal Pipeline. The narrow structure does not support cars and heavy traffic.
The proposed bridge, which will be cleared soon according to the UP State Bridge Corporation, will be 500 metres long and 7.5 metres wide, thus allowing smooth flow of two-way traffic and heavy vehicles.