PM Modi Inaugurated Bogibeel Bridge in Assam

PM Narendra Modi inaugurated the Bogibeel bridge in Assam. The 4.94-kilometer long Bogibeel bridge on Brahmaputra river will connect the two northeast states of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.

This Bogibeel Bridge on Brahmaputra river marks a historic milestone towards achieving the goal of New India. It was in 2002, the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee commenced the construction of the double-decker bridge in Dibrugarh of Assam.

Important Facts about the Bogibeel bridge:

  1. The 4.9 km-long Bogibeel Bridge on the Brahmaputra river is India’s only fully welded bridge for which European codes and welding standards were adhered to for the first time in the country.
  2. The bridge is constructed at an estimated cost of 5,800 crore rupees.
  3. The bridge has a two-line railway track on the lower deck and a three-lane road on the top deck.
  4. For the first time in Indian Railways, the girder has steel floor system for railway tracks and concrete for road.
  5. The bridge reduces travel time from Assam to Arunachal Pradesh to four hours and will cut out the detour of over 170 km via Tinsukia.

Source- DD News

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