Inauguration of Sir Anerood Jugnauth (SAJ) bridge on 10th March 2024

The Sir Anerood Jugnauth (SAJ) bridge, a dual carriageway of 330m linking Chebel to Soreze via the Grand River North West valley was inaugurated on the 10th March 2024, by The Prime Minister, Honourable Pravind Kumar Jugnauth. The bridge will be operational as from Monday 11th March 2024 at 06 00hrs.

The Vice-President of the Republic of Mauritius, Mr Marie Cyril Eddy Boissezon, the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Housing and Land Use Planning, Minister of Tourism, Mr Louis Steven Obeegadoo, the Minister of National Infrastructure and Community Development, Mr Mahendranuth Sharma Hurreeram, several Ministers, members of the Parliament, Lady Sarojini Jugnauth, the Chairman of the RDA Board, the General Manager of the RDA and other dignitaries were present for the ceremony which was preceded by interfaith prayers.

In his keynote address, Prime Minister Jugnauth stated that the bridge is yet another momentous landmark in the infrastructural development of the country. The architectural structure has necessitated the expertise of international countries. He acknowledged the support and collaboration of various international countries including Korea, France, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Singapore, China, Turkey, and South Africa in realising the iconic project.

Mr. Jugnauth categorised the bridge as a first of its kind in the Sub-Saharan region. The bridge forms part of Government’s strategy to ease and enhance the lives of the citizens, adding that it will save time and fuel as well as alleviate traffic problems.

The bridge of 330m long and overall height of 120m is made up of extradosed structure. Its salient feature comprises its height from the GRNW valley and the 7 cable stays per pylon supporting the deck. It is expected that the bridge will be ranked as the most aesthetic structure of Mauritius and play an important role as a national landmark in Mauritius.

A special thanks to all stakeholders involved.

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