Kheda (Gujarat) [India], July 12 (ANI): Within hours of media reporting about locals risking their lives while crossing a collapsed bridge in Gujarat’s Kheda district, officials have swung into action.Also Read - Dholavira, Harappan-era City in Gujarat, Added to UNESCO's World Heritage Site List

The construction of a temporary bridge to connect Naika and Bherai villages here has begun. Also Read - This National Parents Day, Here’s a List of Lesser-Known Cultural Destinations to Explore With Your Family

Locals, including school children, had been crossing the collapsed structure on a daily basis to commute between the abovementioned villages every day. Also Read - Karnataka, Himachal, Telangana: When Will Schools Reopen in These States? Check Latest Updates Here

Despite relentless appealing from natives, no action was taken to reconstruct the bridge, which had collapsed over two months ago.

“If we don’t use this bridge, we will have to travel a distance of 10 km instead of 1 km,” a local told ANI.

However, Kheda collector said construction work had been initiated, but came to a halt due to torrential downpours. (ANI)

This is published unedited from the ANI feed.