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India's longest bridge Dhola-Sadia, set to open in Assam – closeness to China makes it strategically important - Watch

Sadia: On the event of National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government's three years in office, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Friday (May 26, 2017) initiate India's longest bridge in Assam near the border with China.

The 9.15 km connect over the Brahmaputra stream will interface Sadia (a subdivision of Tinsukia) in Assam and Dhola in Arunachal Pradesh.

It is 3.55 km longer than the Bandra-Worli ocean connect in Mumbai, making it the longest bridge in India.

Fit for withstanding the heaviness of a 60-ton fight tank, the extension is viewed as an endeavor by India to shore up its protection necessities along the Sino-Indian border, especially in the Northeast, other than giving a simple access to the general population of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam with air and rail network.

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal had before said that the Dhola-Sadia scaffold "would not just facilitate the hardship of the general population of Sadia additionally satisfy a crucial necessity as far as the nation's resistance point of view as Arunachal Pradesh imparts limit to China."

Conversing with Indian Express, Brigadier (resigned) Ranjit Borthakur, in the interim, said that the scaffold will be amazingly useful to the Army.

"The scaffold will enormously help the Army in quick preparation and development of troops and overwhelming hardware to the wilderness regions. The Army had been squeezing for this scaffold for quite a while," said Borthakur.

Starting at now, Army caravans invest hours in their trip from Assam to achieve their posts at Kibithoo, Wallong, and Chaglagam on the Arunachal-China outskirt.

The scaffold will chop down the travel time amongst Assam and Arunachal Pradesh by as much as four hours.

Strikingly, Sadia is the origination of music legend Dr Bhupen Hazarika.

Conversing with the day by day, Arunachal Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein stated: "While development of products will progress toward becoming smoother, our kin will have speedier access to human services and instruction. Tourism will likewise get a major push with eastern Arunachal winding up plainly effortlessly open."

The development of the extension started in 2011 at a venture cost of Rs 950 crore. The plan is to such an extent that the bridge can withstand the development of military tanks.

The bridge is found 540-km far from Assam capital Dispur and 300 km far from Arunachal Pradesh capital Itanagar. The flying separation to the Chinese border is under 100 km.

After Kaliabhomora connect close Tezpur, there is no extension over the Brahmaputra for the following 375 km upstream till Dhola, where the new bridge has been built. Right now, all the vehicle between the two banks of the waterway are being brought out through water as it were.

As there is no non military personnel air terminal in Arunachal Pradesh, this bridge will help individuals of the state to come to the closest rail head in Tinsukia and the air terminal in Dibrugarh effectively.

According to Assam CM Sonowal, the deferred works of the bridge was assisted after Modi expected the charge in 2014. The bridge was initially planned to open in 2015.

The BJP government in Assam finished one year in office on May 24.

The bridge is one of the key tasks of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways in the Northeast and is worked out in the open private organization with a development organization.


India's longest bridge Dhola-Sadia, set to open in Assam – closeness to China makes it strategically important - Watch




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