Modi to open India’s longest road-rail bridge by year end

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 11 May 2018 10:19:13


 

By Ananya Sengupta,

BOGIBEEL (ASSAM),

The bridge, is second longest in Asia and has three lane roads on top and double line rail below

IN a major boost to defence logistics along the border with China, India’s longest road and railway bridge connecting Dibrugarh in Assam to Pasighat in Arunachal Pradesh is likely to be inaugurated later this year by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.


While all the civil work would be completed by July this year, two more months would be needed to finish the electrical and signalling work on the 4.94 km bridge, said Mahender Singh, Chief Engineer, construction, Bogibeel project.


The Bogibeel bridge is likely to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi by the end of this year, officials said.
The bridge, which is the second longest in Asia, has three lane roads on top and double line rail below.The bridge is 32 metres above the water level of the Brahamaputra and is fashioned on a bridge that links Sweden and Denmark.


The bridge, is both a symbol of development in the northeast as well as part of a strategic move solving logistical issues for the armed forces stationed at the China border to get supplies from Tezpur.Bogibeel is part of infrastructure projects planned by India to improve logistics along the border in Arunachal Pradesh. India and China share a nearly 4,000 km border, with almost 75 per cent in Arunachal Pradesh.