Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated India’s largest rail-cum-road bridge —-WATCH VIDEO AND LIVE UPDATE
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Bogibeel bridge in Assam today, in a bid to commemorate the birth anniversary of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the man who commenced the project.
The bridge, which spans over the Brahmaputra, is India’s longest rail-cum-road bridge, and will connect Dibrugarh on the south bank to Dhemaji in the north.
The Bogibeel bridge was first sanction on January 22, 1997 under the H D Devegowda government, and the then Prime Minister had laid the foundation stone.
However, construction did not begin until PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee inaugurated the project in 2002.
In 2007, the bridge was given the status of a national project, and it was slated to be completed by 2009. However, it faced several delays.
- PM Modi inaugurated India’s longest rail-cum-road bridge
- flagged off Tinsukia -Naharlagun express
- PM Modi walking on bridge and waving people
- All Assam Ahom Sabha (AAAS), has welcomed the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate the Bogibeel bridge.
- PM Modi landed at Mohan Bari Airport
- The first train to Naharlagun will be flagged of by PM from the meeting venue at North bank at Kareng Chapori.
- PM is likely to arrive Mohanbari airport by Special Airforce Aircraft at 1:25pm.
- PM is likely to inaugurate Bogibeel bridge at 2pm and proceed to north bank via the bridge by car.
- He will address the public at Kareng Chapori and return to Delhi via Mohanbari.
Welcome our beloved Hon’ble PM Shri @narendramodi Ji to #NorthEast. I am totally excited today and had been anxiously waiting for this day when India’s longest rail road bridge opens. Under Modi Ji, NorthEast has received unprecedented attention. @PMOIndia pic.twitter.com/N9fZhgITZy
— Pema Khandu པདྨ་མཁའ་འགྲོ་། (@PemaKhanduBJP) December 25, 2018