The residents of Paikul village have finally regained their long-awaited connection to the outside world with the reconstruction of the Paikul village bridge. The village, located in Sattari Taluka, had faced significant hardships following the devastating floods in July 2021 that resulted in the complete destruction of the bridge, severing their link to the rest of civilization.
For over a year and a half, the villagers experienced a sense of isolation, as their daily lives were greatly impacted by the absence of a reliable bridge. The initial efforts to restore connectivity saw the Water Resources Department construct a temporary footbridge. However, this makeshift bridge was swept away in 2022 when the village river, Ragada, overflowed its banks.
Now, with the completion of the bridge, the residents of Paikul village can breathe a sigh of relief as their long-standing yearning for a functional bridge has been fulfilled. The newly reconstructed bridge not only restores their vital connection to the outside world but also promises easier accessibility and convenience for the entire community.
The reinstated bridge will not only facilitate the smooth flow of people and goods but also play a crucial role in enabling economic activities, educational access, and healthcare services for the residents of Paikul village.