PM Modi to inaugurate India's longest railroad bridge
December 24, 2018
On 25 December, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Bogibeel Bridge in Assam. The bridge has been completed after 21 years and is a combined road and rail bridge over the Brahmaputra river.
The construction work for the Bogibeel bridge was started in 2002 and it has only been completed now. It is India's longest railroad bridge with a length of 4.94 km.
Bogibeel Bridge will benefit the people of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh by reducing the travelling time between Tinsukia in Assam to Naharlagun town of Arunachal Pradesh by more than 10 hours.
It is a double decker bridge with two railway lines on the lower deck and a three-lane road on the upper deck.
The bridge is considered as an engineering marvel built at a cost Rs 5,920 crore and is strong enough to withstand movement of heavy military tanks.
Prime Minister Modi will flag off a train on 25 December from the bridge and open it to public.
The inauguration of the bridge marks the birth anniversary of late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and is also observed as the 'Good Governance Day' by the Centre.
Sandeep Royâ€ @sandeep06roy tweeted, "Replying to @PiyushGoyal Stunning, congratulations to the engineers and will of the Govt."
Pradeep Kherukaâ€ @PradeepKheruka wrote," Replying to @PiyushGoyal Feel deeply grateful that the right leadership has been able to see this long delayed project to completion."