Kheda (Gujarat), July 11: Risking their lives, locals in Gujarat’s Kheda town commute every day through a bridge that has been in a collapsed state for two months. Also Read - Gujarat Extends Night Curfew In 36 Cities Till May 18: Check Latest Timing, Restrictions And Guidelines

Children, too, cross the bridge by risking their lives on their way to school. Also Read - Cow Dung as Cure For Covid? Doctors Warn Against 'Immunity-improving' Practice in Gujarat

For the past two months, locals have been petitioning the authorities to construct a bridge that will connect Naika and Bherai villages. Also Read - Black Fungus Cases on Rise in COVID-19 Survivors in Gujarat, Causing Blindness in Many 

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

Meanwhile, Kheda collector IK Patel assured that the construction work will be resumed soon.

“The construction work will be resumed immediately. Only due to rain the work of the bridge has not begun,” he added.