• Short Summary

    Under the National Five Year Plans, are included river-bridges improvements such as renovation of old bridges and replacements with new bridges.

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    Roll No. 1

    Flight over the age-old bridge and a narrow sandy road, the truck made of iron

    CS finger to denote reel number 1, slippers the width enough to let pass single vehicle each day

    LMS Transport blocked at the old bridge read due to a car breakdown, the car is being repaired (when it is repaired, it can go and also make way for the other vehicles at its back), other vehicles are standing at the back

    MS Drivers of all the vehicles in the above scene are not at repairing one car to get the way through quickened so

    LMS Some women passers by on the bridge road

    LMS A bullock-cart and a motor-truck passing on the bridge road

    MS A bullock-cart and a motor-truck passing on the bridge road from the back of the subject of above shot

    LS A herd of cows and buffalos, crossing through the river instead of doing so through the bridge because of the bridge having got broken due to hailstorm a previous day

    LMS Low-lying area of cottages which are submerged in water due to rise in the river, a pair of bulls passing through water towards the cottages

    LMS The broken spot of the bridge, some people standing at the edge, awaiting transport boat to come

    MS Ditto

    Pan-S Unless the bridge is repaired, heavy things cannot be transported across, the boats cannot carry them because the boats are small. The picture above a number of motor cars and trucks waiting for crossing

    MS A boat bringing one motor-car and two carts and some people, from one side to the other side

    MS Some people coming through the water

    MS The boat now is coming to be in level with the bridge at the broken spot to fill the gap that the load can go over the bridge road

    MS The motor car which was loaded on the boat, now passing through the bridge road

    MS Another car which is to be transported by the boat is coming up the bridge road

    MS Laying of the slippers over the boat to fill-up the gap at the broken spot

    MS A cart being loaded in the boat

    MS A car being loaded in a boat

    Reel No. 2 Constructions for the new bridge

    CS Two fingers denote reel no. 2

    CS A sign board mentioning about the bridge

    LS Labourers digging earth, carrying the sand in baskets and loading on to trollies

    MS Trollies being pulled

    MS Trolly being loaded with sand

    MS Trolly being unloaded

    LS Row of labourers carrying the baskets of sand and throwing at the site of the work

    LS Work going on at a raised level

    LS A completed level of the new-bridge road

    LS A completed level of the new-bridge road

    11 to 14.
    Stores of materials for constructions, iron bars, wooden logs ton-drums and other things


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    Background: Under the National Five Year Plans, are included river-bridges improvements such as renovation of old bridges and replacements with new bridges. This is the story filmed at the site of Ranganga river, the old bridge of which is an age-old plight for the goods and peoples transport. The road to the bridge is through vast sandy ground, a narrow track laid up with iron slippers, permitting single way traffic and only one vehicle traffic in the width of the road. If a vehicle gets out of order in mid way, the traffic at its back and in front has to stop till it is repaired. People can cross through water. So can cattle. But goods can be transported by boats only to cross, the boats cannot carry trucks across, they must go via the bridge road of the bridge, if it was broken on account of flood or hailstorm, is repaired and until then wait and wait. It has gone on for years of no account. Now a new bridge is started coming up and is in the preliminary stage of the work of its being built, in the estimated period. The amount of the new bridge as per a newspaper report is enclosed herewith. Following are the shots made at the age old bridge and at the construction work for the new. The age old bridge lies on a row of boats. A day earlier then the cameraman went to the site, hailstorm broke the bridge. The picture shows the plight caused by this situation. The new bridge which will be modern when ready will help improve the activity in the area.

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