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PM Modi Inaugurates The Longest River Bridge Of India

Published on: 31/05/17 5:37 AM

To mark the BJP-led NDA's three years in government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated India's longest bridge situated in Arunachal Pradesh.

Dhola-Sadiya Bridge or The Bhupen Hazarika Setu




The Dhola-Sadiya Bridge also known as The Bhupen Hazarika Setu is built over the river Lohit, which is a tributary of the Brahmaputra. It links Dhola in Assam to Sadiya in Arunachal Pradesh. The bridge will reduce travel time between the two states by as much as four hours.

Modi earlier tweeted and described the bridge as "one of the most important infrastructure projects to be undertaken" in the country

The bridge is capable of bearing the weight of a 60-tonne battle tank. It will improve the movement of civilian and military vehicles to strategic locations, all the way up to Anini in Arunachal Pradesh. Anini is about 100km from India's border with China. It will also reduce the time it takes the armed forces to reach the border in Dibang and Anjaw. That journey currently takes about two days.

Later on Friday, the PM is also scheduled to address a public rally, where he's expected to talk about his government's achievements in the first three years of it tenure.

PM also congratulated Assam's BJP chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal.

Upon his arrival at the Mohanbari Airport in Dibrugarh on Friday, the PM was received by Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal. Earlier, the PM also congratulated Assam's BJP chief minister on the completion of his one year in government.

Here are some Pics That Were Clicked During The Inauguration Ceremony.

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