India’s longest bridge in Assam reaches final stage


Guwahati: India’s longest bridge in Assam, over nine kilometers will probably to be inaugurated by this time in the following year as it reaches its final stages of construction.

It is to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Minister Narendra Modi, as invite was presented to him this week by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.

The Dhola-Sadiya bridge is being built over the Lohit river, a tributary of the Brahmaputra. In Assam, the bridge is located in Sadia, 540 kilometres from the state capital of Guwahati.

Once opened, the bridge will reduce travel time between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh by up to four hours. There is no operational airport in Arunachal.

Construction began in 2011. The cost of the project is about 950 crores. The bridge has been designed to accommodate the movement of Military Tanks.

A 15,000 crore package was sanctioned by the Centre in 2015, for the improvement of road connectivity in Border states. The construction of this bridge was included into this estimate.

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