Arunachal: Sisar Bridge connecting East Siang and Lower Dibang Valley ready for opening

Bridge over the Sisar River to connect East Siang and Lower Dibang Valley districts in Arunachal Pradesh is almost completed ready for its opening.


The construction of the much-desired Sisar bridge over Sisiri river between Aohali and Dambuk in Lower Dibang Valley district of Arunachal Pradesh with other vital bridges along NH 52, is almost complete and ready for opening.

According to news report, the National Highways & Infrastructure Development Corporation has almost completed work on the major bridges along the route, and is making an all-out effort to open the road very soon.

The Sisiri river flows down from the northern hills in between Aohali (Mebo subdivision) in East Siang district and Dambuk subdivision of Lower Dibang Valley (LDV) district, and the bridge will link both the districts.

The highway would facilitate better connectivity in eastern Arunachal as it passes through Roing (LDV), Tezu (Lohit) and Namsai, and links up with the Bhupen Hazarika Setu in Dhola-Sadiya area in Upper Assam’s Tinsukia district.

Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein had inspected the highway and bridge construction activities in Sisar last year and had asked the construction agency to expedite the works.

The Sisiri bridge will give better connectivity within states of Arunachal Pradesh connecting western and central parts Arunachal Pradesh like Itanagar, Pasighat with Eastern section of the state like Roing, Tezu, Namsai etc without touching Assam which happened to be a mandatory for people of Arunachal to take Assam roads to travel/reach within Arunachal’s towns and village villages.

The Sisiri bridge completion will also strategically boost up the troops movement of our soldiers deployed at Kibithu sector in the international border with China under Anjaw district. The military establishments in middle Arunachal’s East Siang District like Rayang and Sigar military stations, Tuting military station in Upper Siang district will be able to move unease on time in case of national emergency at the line of 1962 Chinese aggression.

Wishing for its early opening, the people of nearby districts from both East Siang and Lower Dibang valley who will use this bridge as lifeline, the local people including tourists coming from fur flung areas also comes and enjoy the sighting of bridge and river site whose breathtaking beautiful natural beauty attracts many to visit it again and again.


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  1. We had cross the bridge yesterday i.e. 13 August 2019 but unluckily we need to wait for more than 3 hours ti the road get clear as there was a LandSlide which blocked the Hoghway. Thank God Everyone is Safe!

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