On December 25, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Bogibeel Bridge, which is India’s longest Rail-Road bridge will connect the North and South Banks of Brahmaputra River, falling in eastern parts of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam reports a senior Railway official.
Bogibeel Bridge is 4.94 km long.
The official source reports that “The Prime Minister will inaugurate the bridge on December 25 which is also marked by the government as Good Governance Day.”
While ex-Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda has laid the foundation stone for the country’s longest Rail-Road bridge in January 1997 and the work progressed in April 2002. The constructional work of India’s longest Rail-Road bridge was inaugurated by former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
With several deadlines have been missed over the last 16-years, the first freight train will run on Bogibeel Bridge on December 3.
It is that part of the infrastructural projects, which was planned by the country to improvise its logistics in Arunachal Pradesh, which includes that trans-Arunachal Highway construction on the North bank of River Brahmaputra.
The infrastructural project further includes construction of new rail links and roads over the mighty River and its major tributaries such as Lohit, Dibang, Kameng, and Subansiri.