150 specially trained troops of Army undertook the task for construction under extremely risky and hazardous conditions

Surmounting all challenges, the Indian Army completed the construction of a Composite Bridge at the blow out site of Well Number 5 in Baghjan Oil Field on 22 June 2020.

Oil India Limited on 14 June through the Civil Administration had requisitioned assistance of Indian Army for construction of the bridge at the incident site.

The execution of this engineering feat was a challenging task that involved mobilisation of 233 metric tons of bridging stores over 400 kilometres. 150 specially trained troops of Army undertook the task for construction under extremely risky and hazardous conditions in the vicinity of the raging fire with working temperatures exceeding 75 degrees Celsius.

150 specially trained troops of Army reach the site for construction
233 metric tons of bridging stores were brought over 400 kilometres by the Indian Army
Army undertook the task for construction under extremely risky and hazardous conditions in the vicinity of the raging fire with working temperatures exceeding 75 degrees celsius
Bulldozers were brought in to speed up the progress of constructing the Composite Bridge
The daunting task of completing the bridge amid high temperature from the raging fire at the blowout site kept the Army on their toes
Army personnel worked day and night to get the bridge ready in record time
The Indian Army constructed the bridge in a short time of 24 hours under heavy rainfall and extreme temperatures


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