One of the most awaited projects the 701 kilometers long Mumbai- Nagpur Samruddhi corridor will have an iconic ‘Charkha’ or a spinning wheel-shaped bridge to pay a tribute to the Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi.
Constructed on a river, the 315-meter bridge will be an entry point to the Wardha district, which is also identified for the Sevagram Ashram from the place Gandhi led the nation.
Mahatma Gandhi initiated the Swadeshi motion by taking on the charkha and inspiring fellow countrymen to weave their garments as a substitute of shopping for international items.
The bridge will be designed in such a way that it will have three wheels while two greater rings will be 40 meters in diameter and the smaller ones will be of 16-meter diameter. The six-lane bridge, with two service lanes, will also cross over the Wardha river.
“We picked themes that further India’s vision as a growing superpower. The Charkha represents the ‘Make in India’ concept and is also a symbolic identity of Wardha” informed Deep Dey, Director, DesignFakt India Pvt Ltd which has designed the bridge.
The Rs 55,000 crore expressway will join 10 districts, 26 talukas, and 392 villages. According to officers, the detailed designing of the bridge is completed and the development work may even resume quickly. The whole 701-kilometer corridor is anticipated to be purposeful by May 1, 2022.
5 of the bridges which are being constructed at Wardha, Buldhana, Nashik, Thane, and Nagpur will have iconic designs out of the 33 main bridges being constructed alongside the corridor.