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PM Modi inaugurates India’s longest bridge in Assam


Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the country’s longest bridge – the Dhola-Sadia Bridge in Assam today.

This three lane, 9.15 kilometre bridge has been built over the Brahmaputra river. It links Dhola to Sadia, both in Assam.

The bridge will reduce the distance from Rupai on NH- 37 in Assam to Meka-Roing on NH-52 in Arunachal Pradesh by 165 KM. The travel time between the two places will come down from the current six hours to just one hour, a total five hour reduction. This will result in saving of petrol and diesel worth 10 Lakh rupees per day.

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.

Mr Modi will also lay the foundation stone for two key projects – an All India Institute of Medical Sciences at Changsari in Kamrup district and an extended campus of Indian Council for Agricultural Research at Gogamukh in Dhemaji district.

The Prime Minister will address a rally at Khanapara Veterinary College Field in Guwahati in the evening on the occasion of completion of three years of his government.

The BJP-led NDA government at the Centre completes three years in office today. It was on this day in 2014, Mr Narendra Modi was sworn-in as Prime Minister following BJP’s massive victory Lok Sabha elections. A number of functions are being organised across the country to mark the occasion.

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