1. PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate India’s longest bridge in Assam on May 24

PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate India’s longest bridge in Assam on May 24

Prime Minister's Office has conveyed to the state government that the PM will visit Assam on the day to inaugurate the Dhola–Sadiya bridge.

By: | New Delhi | Published: April 25, 2017 11:38 PM
Prime Minister's Office has conveyed to the state government that the PM will visit Assam on the day to inaugurate the Dhola–Sadiya bridge. (Reuters) Prime Minister’s Office has conveyed to the state government that the PM will visit Assam on the day to inaugurate the Dhola–Sadiya bridge. (Reuters)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on May 24 inaugurate the country’s longest bridge over the Brahmaputra river in Assam on May 24, PTI reported. As per the report, Prime Minister’s Office has conveyed to the state government that the PM will visit Assam on the day to inaugurate the Dhola–Sadiya bridge, an Assam government statement said here tonight. The 9.15 kilometre long bridge will connect Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.

The inauguration will be an addition to some of the recently launched infrastructure projects by NDA government. Recently PM Modi had inaugurated the 1.4 Extradose cable bridge on the Ahmedabad-Mumbai National Highway on March 7, 2017. The Four-Lane Extradosed bridge has been built over the Narmada at Bharuch on the National Highway 8. The 1.4 km bridge is reported to be the longest in the country.

The bridge is 1344 metres long and 22.8 metres wide. It was built by Larsen and Toubro as a part of the Rs 379 crore project of the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI).

In another major ifrastructural achievement, the Prime Minister recently inaugurated South Asia’s longest road tunnel which will connect the 9.2 km stretch from Chenani to Nashri in Jammu and Kashmir. The tunnel is one of the most technologically advanced and will give a massive push to country’s economy.

The bridge is reportedly India’s first and the world’s sixth tunnel which has a transverse ventilation system. The tunnel is equipped with special features such as protecting travellers from dangers of land and snow slides. The unmanned tunnel would be controlled externally. As per reports, BSNL, Airtel and Idea have equipped the tunnel to ensure signals for cell phone connectivity 24/7.

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