Sikkim’s Singshore Suspension Bridge is set to receive a major facelift, with a proposed project to convert it into a glass skywalk. The state tourism department has unveiled its plan for this ambitious transformation, aiming to enhance the bridge’s appeal as a tourist attraction.
Senior officials from the Sikkim state tourism department have confirmed that “The 15th Finance Commission has already approved a generous allocation of Rs 52 crore for the much-anticipated facelift. Once the project receives confirmation from the Prime Minister’s Development Initiative for North East Region (PM Jiwain), the bridge will undergo remodeling and reconstruction to become a glass skywalk.”
The tourism department has expressed eagerness to commence the proposed project as soon as the necessary construction funds are sanctioned.
The Singshore Bridge, originally constructed in 1993, holds a significant place on the tourism map of West Sikkim. Situated in the Gyalshing district’s far west village of Manaybung, the bridge has stood for three decades, serving as a vital link between Dentam and Uttarey.