MLA inspects bridge to connect cut off Tali

TALI, 15 Jun: Tali MLA Jikke Tako on Wednesday inspected the ongoing bridge construction work over Kumey River here under Kra Daadi district. The arch bridge once completed will provide road connectivity to Tali headquarters which remains cut off from the rest of the world after a Bailey bridge collapsed in 2019. Briefing the media after the inspection, Tako expressed confidence that Tali headquarters will have proper road connection by March 2023.

 “The Yangte to Tali road is being improved upon. The black-topping should be completed by early 2023. The work on arch bridge over Kumey River is also making the desired progress,” said MLA Tako. He also informed that every month he visits Tali to monitor the work progress.

“Chief Minister Pema Khandu is extending all support from his side to ensure all-weather road connectivity to Tali. It is my duty as a local legislator to make sure that work is properly executed at the ground,” he said.

Further, Tako shared that he is working with the motto of going back to Tali.

 “Once the bridge is completed it will change the face of the area. I will also mostly stay in Tali and work for the people.

Hopefully, people of Tali origin will come back and work for the development of the area. Tali is a beautiful place and has tourism potential too,” he added.

The MLA also informed that the people of his constituency are extending full cooperation for the construction of Yangte to Tali road and arch bridge over the Kumey River.

The assistant engineer PWD Sorang Tagu informed that heavy rainfall has affected the progress of the arch bridge. “But we are making an effort to continue the work despite the inclement weather,” he said.