Home News Reports PM Modi to inaugurate India's longest railroad bridge Bogibeel, connecting Assam and Arunachal Pradesh

PM Modi to inaugurate India’s longest railroad bridge Bogibeel, connecting Assam and Arunachal Pradesh

The inauguration of rail-bridge on 25 December will also coincide with the 'Good Governance Day', celebrated to mark the birth anniversary of former Prime Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who passed away in August this year.

16 years after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee announced its construction, PM Modi will mark the completion of India’s longest railroad Bogibeel bridge. The railroad bridge will be dedicated to the public on former Prime Minister Vajpayee’s birth anniversary. The 4.94 km long double-decked railroad bridge which spans Brahmaputra river will play a strategic role in reducing connectivity time between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.

The lower deck of the bridge river are equipped with two railway lines, which will cut-short travel time between Tinsukia in Assam to Naharlagun town in Arunachal Pradesh by 10 hours. It will also help curb the ‘tyranny of distance’ between Delhi and Arunachal Pradesh, as it will reduce the travel time of 37 hours to 34 hours. PM Modi will also inaugurate Tinsukia-Naharlagun Intercity Express, which will run five days a week.

The upper deck will connect the south bank of the Brahmaputra river in Assam’s Dibrugarh district with Silapathar in Dhemaji district, bordering Arunachal Pradesh. The railroad bridge can easily withstand the defence logistic transport towards the Arunachal Pradesh border with China.

- Advertisement - - article resumes -

The railroad bridge will bolster infrastructure development of Dibrugarh and Dhemaji. Major hospitals and colleges are situated in the Dibrugarh district and are set to become a big business hub after Guwahati. Connectivity with Dhemaji will give people access to premium health services in Dibrugarh.

This project completion missed several deadlines, and incurred expense more than the initial estimates. The Bogibeel bridge was initially granted the sum of Rs 3230 crore for construction of a 4.31 km long bridge. But, later the length was extended to 4.94 km. The increase in length and other factors increased the budget to Rs 4857 crore. The construction of the bridge was heavily hampered by severe rainfall, mostly throughout the year. The construction majorly took place between November and March.

“Bridging the Brahmaputra is in itself is challenging. It is a high rainfall area and falls in the seismic zone. This is a bridge which is unique in many ways. It is the longest in the country,” said Pranav Jyoti Sarma, CPRO of Northeast Frontier Railways.

The inauguration of rail-bridge on 25 December will also coincide with the ‘Good Governance Day’, celebrated to mark the birth anniversary of former Prime Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who passed away in August this year.

Prime Minister Modi will also flag off India’s fastest self-powered engine less train called Train18 on 29 December from Varanasi.

Help Us Reach Every Indian, Please Share This Post
We need your support to survive in the media industry. Please consider paying us for the content we produce:

To know more about these payments, please click here.


Advertisement

Big Story

The Kolkata police finally swung into action and arrested seven men: Sheik Rahit, Fardin Khan, Sk. Sabir Ali, Sk. Gani, Sk. Imran Ali, Sk. Wasim and Atif Khan, for allegedly harassing the complainant.

2019 World Cup Is Here!

Catch the latest on Cricket World Cup as it unfolds, special coverage by Opindia

Anjana Om Kashyap heckles doctors and nurses in Bihar hospital

What you did in that ICU is not journalism, Anjana Om Kashyap, it is insensitive, creating a nuisance and endangering lives

A video came to light earlier where Anjana Om Kashyap, a senior journalist from the India Today group was seen heckling and questioning a doctor inside the ICU over the outbreak of Encephalitis in Bihar

After threatening Jesus to choose between her and Rakhi Sawant, Tanushree Dutta questions Modi’s ‘Ram Rajya’

The Mumbai police have recently filed a B Summary report, giving a clean chit to Bollywood actor Nana Patekar, in connection with actor Tanushree Dutta sexual harassment case

Rapper Hard Kaur goes mental on social media: Blames RSS Chief for terror attacks, calls Yogi ‘OrangeRapeMan’

Taran Kaur Dhillon, more popularly known by her stage name Hard Kaur, appears to have fallen over the edge.
Gujarat: Past karma will haunt Congress in fascinating Rajya Sabha bypoll irony

Gujarat: Past karma will haunt Congress in fascinating Rajya Sabha bypoll irony

The bypolls for the 2 vacant Rajya Sabha seats from Gujarat are going to be held shortly. The Congress has moved the SC, but given the clear precedents, it is quite clear that they have no chance of winning in court.
Read OpIndia.com's response to the defamation notice served by Swati Chaturvedi

That you have lost readership and your peers doubt you, is not our problem: Read our response to Swati Chaturvedi’s defamation notice

Recently, OpIndia.com got a legal notice from abusive media troll Swati Chaturvedi. At the onset, we would like to reiterate that such intimidatory tactics won't work with OpIndia.

As Swati Chaturvedi mourns the loss of her imaginary credibility, her past faff pieces come to haunt her

Even though she wants to put the blame on us, we can't possibly be held responsible if Swati Chaturvedi's peers doubt her 'credibility'.

On press freedom day, meet the ‘fearless’ journalist who interviewed Rahul Gandhi and said ‘Rafale has entered people’s blood’

Now, as if the India Today interview fiasco wasn't bad enough, another pliant journalist has got the "once in a lifetime" opportunity to interview Rahul Gandhi.

Man masturbates on woman and abuses before running away: See Kejriwal? Free rides won’t guarantee safety

The daily harassment women face while commuting in the Delhi metro just shows how 'free metro ride' does not ensure safety.
Ushoshi Sengupta was allegedly chased and attacked, along with her Uber driver by a mob in Kolkata

Kolkata: Former Miss India, Uber driver attacked by mob, Fardin Khan, Sheik Rahit, and 5 others arrested

The Kolkata police finally swung into action and arrested seven men: Sheik Rahit, Fardin Khan, Sk. Sabir Ali, Sk. Gani, Sk. Imran Ali, Sk. Wasim and Atif Khan, for allegedly harassing the complainant.
Subscribe to Day's Top Stories
- Advertisment -

Latest articles

Connect with us

170,960FansLike
149,687FollowersFollow
69,866SubscribersSubscribe
Help Us Reach Every Indian, Please Share This Post