The Ri Bhoi district administration passed an order prohibiting plying of vehicles over the Bailey bridge at Umroi Dwar Ksuid along the Shillong bye pass from Friday till June 23.
In her order, District Magistrate RM Kurbah said, “I am satisfied that it is necessary to prohibit movement of vehicles to ply through the Bailey bridge… in the interest of public order and for the safety of the road users as well as the bridge and road pavement in the area in particular and the district in general.”
However, vehicles within 10 MT can ply over the concrete RCC bridge, she said.
This came after information was received that a technical defect on Bailey bridge was observed and required replacement of some planks in the bridge.
It was requested to suspend traffic movement passing through Bailey bridge immediately to avoid any untoward incident till the rectification of defects is completed on the Bailey bridge