PM Modi to inaugurate India’s longest bridge near China verge on May 26

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The building and construction of the bridge is viewed as an effort by India to support its defence facilities along the Sino- Indian border.

Updated: May 26, 2017 21:18 IS

PM Modi to inaugurate India's longest bridge near China verge on May 26
PM Modi to inaugurate India’s longest bridge near China verge on May 26

New Delhi: India’s longest river bridge, efficient in enduring the weight of a 60-tonne fight tank, will be inaugurated in Assam near the border with China on May 26 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

With the inauguration of the 9.15-km-long Dhola-Sadiya bridge over the Brahmaputra river, the prime minister will start the events of the NDA federal government’s 3 years in workplace from this eastern-most part of Assam.

The building of the bridge is viewed as an effort by India to support its defence facilities along the Sino- Indian border. It is likewise part of the Centre’s endeavour to enhance connection in the area.

It is 3.55 km longer than the Bandra-Worli sea link in Mumbai, making it the longest bridge in India.

“The prime minister will commit the tactically crucial bridge to the country on May 26. It will strengthen roadway connection in the Northeast as the bridge will be utilized by individuals of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh besides defence forces thoroughly,” Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal informed PTI.

The building and construction of the bridge started in 2011 at a job expense of Rs 950 crore. Its has actually been developed to stand up to the motion of military tanks.

“Assam and Arunachal Pradesh have substantial tactical worth to the nation. Because the bridge lies near our border with China, it will assist fast motion of military soldiers and weapons in times of dispute,” Sonowal stated.

The bridge lies 540 km from Assam capital Dispur and 300 km from Arunachal Pradesh capital Itanagar. The aerial range to the Chinese border is less than 100 km.

After Kaliabhomora bridge near Tezpur, there is no bridge over the Brahmaputra for the next 375 km upstream till Dhola, where the brand-new one has actually been built. Presently, all transportion in between the 2 banks of the river is through water.

The bridge, when opened to public, will reduce the travel time in between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh by as much as 4 hours.

As there is no civilian airport in Arunachal Pradesh and this bridge will assist individuals of the state reach the closest rail head in Tinsukia and the airport in Dibrugarh quickly.

Sonowal stated the building and construction of the bridge was accelerated after Modi presumed the charge in 2014. The bridge was initially arranged to open in 2015.

The BJP federal government in Assam will finish one year in workplace on May 24.

The bridge is among the crucial tasks of the ministry of Road Transport and Highways in the northeast and has actually been integrated in public-private collaboration.

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