India is running with a full speed on a road called Development. Today, we added one more feather in our cap, when our Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated India’ s longest bridge (Dhola-Sadiya Bridge), spanning 9.3 km across the Brahmaputra. According to the Live Mint, Mr. Modi said in his speech: “The bridge will open gates for economic growth in the region and bring an economic revolution. We are confident that Eastern and North Eastern India have a great aptitude to take the nation to new heights.”
As proud Indians, we all should know some of the interesting facts about this bridge and therefore we made the following list:
Dhola-Sadiya bridge has been built at a cost of Rs2,056 by the ministry of road transport and highways.
2. Bhupen Hazarika Setu
The Dhola-Sadiya bridge will be dedicated to musician and film-maker Bhupen Hazarika, who hailed from the town of Sadiya.
3. India’s Longest Bridge
The bridge, with a length of 9.15 km and width of 12.9 m is also longer than the Bandra-Worli Sealink in Mumbai.
The road bridge connects Dhola in Arunachal Pradesh to Sadiya in Assam.
5. Atal Bihari Vajpayee Government
The bedrock of the project begun in 2002 under the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government.
6. Reduce Travel Time
Interestingly, the bridge will reduce travel time between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh by up to four hours.
7. Battle Tanks
The military will now be able to enter Arunachal Pradesh with 60-tonne battle tanks.
8. Economic Growth In The Region
According to the PM Modi: “The bridge will open gates for economic growth in the region and bring economic revolution. We are confident that Eastern and North Eastern India has great aptitude to take nation to new heights.”