PM Narendra Modi launched India’s 9.2 km longest river bridge Dhola-Sadiya on Friday in Assam.
The bridge is constructed on the Lohit river, a branch of the Brahmaputra. It will link Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.
Narendra Modi is currently on a day-long visit to Assam. CM of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal, Governor Banwarilal Purohit and many other dignitaries welcomed him at the airport.
The production of the bridge started in year 2011, and the price of bridge was around Rs 950 crore.
Dhola-Sadiya bridge will help the military people to withstand a weight of 60-tonne battle tanks easily. They will be able to come to Arunachal Pradesh through this bridge with no trouble.
The distance between Rupai on NH-37 in Assam to Meka or Roing on NH-52 in Arunachal Pradesh will get decreased by 165 km. It will take only one hour to reach to this position.