Mr Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Bogibeel bridge: Sonowal

GUWAHATI :Mr. Narendra Modi will inaugurate the longest brail road bridge.

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today reviewed the progress

in the construction work of Bogibeel Bridge over Brahmaputra river at Dibrugarh.

He expressed confidence that the bridge would be opened for public within this year.

In the meeting held at the Railway Guest House near the bridge

for taking stock of the construction work, the chief minister urged

General Manger of NF Railway and other officials of National Highways Authority of India (NHAI)

and concerned agencies to complete the road overbridge being constructed over National Highway 37 connecting Bogibeel Bridge within November 30.

He also called on the NF Railway to provide technical knowledge

and required manpower for completing the overbridge within time.

Similarly, he asked the NF Railway to properly maintain the overbridge near Dibrugarh University for benefit of the travellers.

Mr Narendra Modi is pushing the rapid development

Later talking to the press, the chief minister said that the

central government under the leadership of

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been pushing for rapid infrastructure

development of the Northeast region and for that reason bridges

like this are being completed at a fast pace.

The commitment of the Prime Minister to develop this region

is reflected at the speedy completion of new Saraighat Bridge

and Dr. Bhupen Hazarika Setu connecting Dhola-Sadiya, he said.

Bogeibeel bridge will give a boost to north east economy

Saying that the Bogibeel Bridge will not only connect the Dhemaji and Dibrugarh districts at the north and south banks of Brahmaputra river,

Sonowal asserted that this longest rail-cum-road bridge in the country will also be crucial for the economic development of the region,

strengthen security scenario apart from boosting the connectivity for the people of neighbouring Arunachal Pradesh also.

He exuded confidence that the bridge will be opened for public within this year and the Prime Minister Modi will inaugurate the bridge.

The chief minister also directed for installing adequate lighting systems at the roads connecting Bogibeel Bridge measuring 1 km on each side and he instructed for exploring the possibility of using solar powered lights.

He also took stock of the progress of the proposal given to Railway Department to prepare a special scheme for turning the bridge into a place of tourist attraction.

The chief minister also requested the Railway Department for planting trees at both banks connected by the bridge.

The chief minister also thanked the local people of both the banks of the river for extending wholehearted cooperation which has made the completion of the Bogibeel Bridge possible and hoped that bridge would be able to fulfil the aspirations of the people by giving to impetus to the development of the area.

During the visit, MP Rameswar Teli, MLAs Prasanta Phukan, Rituparna Baruah, Chakradhar Gogoi, Bhuban Pegu along with officials of Railway Department and other agencies were also present.Bogibeel, India’s longest rail-road bridge, special for many reasons!

These 10 facts will leave you awestruck Bogibeel bridge, in India’s North-East, is the country’s longest rail-cum-road bridge.

Apart from the obvious fame factor of being the longest rail-road bridge, the Bogibeel bridge is special for several reasons.

For one, it has been built by Indian Railways over river Brahmaputra

and provides crucial rail-road connectivity.Bogibeel bridge, in

India’s North-East, is the country’s longest rail-cum-road bridge.

Apart from the obvious fame factor of being the longest rail-road bridge, the Bogibeel bridge is special for several reasons.

Its the longest rail road bridge of india

For one, it has been built by Indian Railways over river Brahmaputra and provides crucial rail-road connectivity to the lesser developed districts of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.

For another, the Bogibeel bridge comprises of two railway lines and a three lane road bridge on top.

The civil work for the bridge is expected to be complete by July, after which the signalling and electrical work will be done – estimated to take two months.

Given the huge infrastructure and strategic importance of the Bogibeel, PM Narendra Modi is expected to inaugurate it by the end of this year.

That’s around 16 years after the then PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee laid the foundation stone of the Bogibeel bridge in 2002!

Bogibeel bridge is 4.94 kilometres long, revised from an initial estimated length of 4.31 kilometres.

PM Modi has time and again stressed on need to improve railway and road connectivity to the North-East states

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