Dhola-Sadiya bridge has reached the final stages.
Dhola-Sadiya bridge will be inaugurated by PM Modi and it will be open for public this month. It is the longest 9.15 kilo meters bridge of India. It is capable of withstanding the weight of a 60-tonne battle tank.
Here is all you need to know about ‘Dhola-Sadiya’ bridge.
India’s longest bridge ‘Dhola-Sadiya’
The bridge is constructed over the Lohit river, a tributary of the mighty Brahmaputra river. In Assam, the bridge starts from Sadia 540-km away from the capital of Assam Guwahati and The other end, which is located in Dhola, is at a distance of nearly 300-km from Arunachal’s capital city of Itanagar.
Grant from central government.
A package of ₹50,000 crore was sanctioned by the Central government in 2011 to develop and improv road connectivity between border states in the country.
This project was part of the sanctioned package.The construction of the bridge was started back in 2011 at a sanctioned project cost of ₹950 crore.
The bridge was designed in such way that it can even accommodate and withstand the movement of military tanks. According to sources, the Dhola-Sadiya bridge will be longer than Mumbai’s Bandra-Worli Sealink by 3.55 km.
There were no any bridge to travel across Mighty Brahmanputra river other than Kaliabor bridge in Central Assam throughout the 375 km of river bank.
Yes! there is a bridge available for crossing the same but it travels through difficult hilly tarrain on north bank. There is really hard situation for road transportation so at present all the transport are being carried out through water only.
This project serves important logistics for Military personnel for Indo China border at Arunachal Pradesh.
A major boost to road connectivity
It will empower the road connectivity in the Northeast as the bridge will be used by people of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh besides defence forces extensively.
The bridge, when is will be opened for the public, will cut down the time and cost to travel between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh by maximum of four hours. Since there is no working airport in Arunachal Pradesh, this bridge will become as the most convenient way of travel between the both states.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the largest 9.15-km-long Dhola-Sadiya bridge over the Brahmaputra river on May 26 2017. With this, the BJP will start the celebrations of the NDA government’s three years in office from this eastern-most part of Assam. The event also co-incides with the first year of the BJP-led government in Assam.
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