Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the country’s longest river bridge – the Dhola-Sadia Bridge in Assam tomorrow.
This three lane, 9.15 kilometre bridge has been built over river Lohit, which is a tributary of the Brahmaputra river.
It links Dhola in Assam to Sadia. Road connectivity will see a major transformation as this bridge will fill a huge connectivity gap that has existed in the north east region.
The only means to cross the Brahmaputra at this location till now has been by ferry in day-time and even this is not possible during floods.
This bridge will also give a major boost to overall economic development of the areas north of Brahmaputra in upper Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.
It will also cater to the strategic requirements of the country in the border areas of Arunachal Pradesh, besides facilitating numerous hydro power projects coming up in the state.