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PM Modi to inaugurate India’s longest road-cum-rail bridge over river Brahmaputra on this Christmas Day

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 24 December 2018, 10:29 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be going to do the inauguration of India’s longest road-cum-rail Bogibeel Bridge bridge over river Brahmaputra in Upper Assam’s Dibrugarh on December 25.

However, the security arrangements have been made in the area. The team from SPG are camping in the area. Also, to witness the inauguration, Railways will run a four special train to bring such people to the destination.

India’s longest bridge is situated 17km downstream of Dibrugarh city in Assam over the river Brahmaputra.

 

Being the lifeline of the Northeastern part of the county, the bridge will facilitate the connectivity between North and South Banks of river Brahmaputra in the Eastern region of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.

Also, the bridge will also helpful for the defence forces and enhance the national security of the eastern region Inda because through the bridge the force along with their equipment can be move easily.

The government of India has given the importance to the project of this longest bridge by declaring it a National Project in the year 2007 and provide the fund for the speedy construction.

 

This bridge was a part of Assam Accord 1985 and it was sanctioned in the year 1997-98.

The foundation of this one of the biggest project was laid by the former Prime Minister of India H D Deve Gowda on 22nd January 1997. The work on the project was started by the Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the former PM of India on 22nd April 2002. The total length of the bridge is 4.94 km (revised from 4.31 km).

 

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First published: 24 December 2018, 9:33 IST
 
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