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India will soon get its longest bridge, 9.15 kilometers (5.69 mi) in length on River Brahmaputra

India will soon get its longest every bridge, 9.15 kilometers (5.69 mi) in length on the  River Brahmaputra in Assam to connect the states of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.

Key Highlights:

  1. PM Narendra Modi will inaugurate this bridge on May 26th marking 3 years of NDA Government
  2. The proposed bridge across Dhola will be one of the vital link in this Region which will not only give a relief to the existing transport network but also invites various developmental activities
  3. According to traffic survey on 2010 total PCU 2976 in the year 2017 taking consideration of 20% extra traffic equivalent to the induced category due to upcoming hydroelectric power projects in Arunachal Pradesh north to Sadiya bank of our project
  4. Reduced travel time, from Dhola Gaon to Sadiya Islampur Tiniali through Parsuram Kund bridge approx. travel time will be 8 hours and through Brahmaputra river ferry water service it takes about  4.50 hours.
  5. It is 3.55 km longer than the Bandra-Worli sea link in Mumbai, making it the longest bridge in India.

“The prime minister will dedicate the strategically important bridge to the nation on 26 May. It will bolster the road connectivity in the Northeast as the bridge will be used by people of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh besides defence forces extensively,” Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal told PTI.

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