The construction work of India’s longest bridge reaches its final stages. If everything will go in right direction, then probably It is to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Minister Narendra Modi, as invite was presented to him recently by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.
The Bridge Dhola-Sadiya is a tributary of the Brahmaputra, is being built over the Lohit river. The One of the bridge is located in Sadia, Assam and the other end is in Dhola of Arunachal Pradesh.
It is over 9 kilometers long, that is around 30% longer than the famous Mumbai bridge, Bandra-worli Sealink.This bridge will help a lot as it will reduce the travel time from Assam to Arunachal Pradesh by 4 hours.
The construction of the bridge started in the year 2011, when the Congress party governed Assam. The total cost of the project is about 950 crores.
Once the bridge opens it will help the troops to easily enter Arunachal Pradesh, as it borders China, whenever the need be. The bridge has been designed to accommodate the movement of Military Tanks.
This bridge will be a great help to people in Assam because as of now- the only mode commute from that part of Assam to Arunachal Pradesh is by boat. A 15,000 crore package was sanctioned by the Centre in 2015, for the improvement of road connectivity in Border states. The construction of this bridge was included into this estimate.