PM Modi inaugurates India’s longest bridge in Assam; names it Bhupen Hazarika Bridge

Amar Ashok Jajoo | May 26, 2017 20:13

Narendra Modi - Longest bridge in Assam
Picture Source: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s twitter account

Marking the completion of three years of BJP government in power, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, today inaugurated the country’s longest bridge in Assam. PM Modi named the bridge after late singer and musician Bhupen Hazarika. The bridge, which is built over river Lohit (a tributary of Brahmaputra, will connect Dhola in Assam to Sadiya in Arunachal Pradesh.

Here are some important details about the bridge:  

 → The bridge is 9.15 km long and it took around Rs 2,056 crore to build it.

→ It will reduce the travel time between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh by almost four hours.

→ The bridge will also reduce the distance from Rupai in Assam to Meka/Roing in Arunachal by 165 km.

→ The bridge is capable of bearing a weight of a 60-tonne battle tank.

→ The bridge will be very beneficial for the Indian Army as they will require less time to reach to posts situated on the India-China border.