NE cultural centre to add value to Bhupen Hazarika bridge

PM Modi had received a grand reception at Madison Square Garden in September 2014

PM Modi had received a grand reception at Madison Square Garden in September 2014

Sonowal stated that dedication of the bridge connecting Dhola with Sadiaghat on May 26 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the nation and naming the same after Bhupen Hazarika was a moment of pride for the people of Assam.

According to agencies' reports, apart from this, PM Modi will also inaugurate a slew of projects in the state.

" The Dhola-Sadiya bridge is strategically important for the military as it can withstand a weight of 60-tonne battle tanks". The travel time between the two regions which was more than six hours earlier, will now stand at 1 hour - a reduction of more than 5 hours.

- It has been created to withstand the weight of 60-tonne battle tanks.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will today inaugurate India's longest bridge Dhola-Sadiya in Assam.

Newsletter has been successfully subscribed. The length of the bridge itself is 9.15 Km.

The PM after the inauguration is expected to proceed to lay the foundation stone for Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) at Gogamukh in Northern Assam's Dhemaji district.

Marking three years of the BJP-led central government, Modi named the bridge - built over Brahmaputra tributary Lohit and linking Dhola in Assam to Sadiya in Arunachal - after music maestro late Bhupen Hazarika.

The proposed medical college will come up at Changsari in Kamrup (Rural) district, 28.5 kilometres from Guwahati.

PM Modi said, "This bridge will also open new road for the high quality North East ginger grown by farmers of the region and improve their economic condition".

This bridge, said Modi, will bring development to Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.

The construction of the bridge had started in 2011, when the Congress governed Assam.

The total cost of the project went from Rs 6,600 to Rs 10,000 crores, after escalation due to delays.

The Dhola-Sadiya bridge will provide efficient road connectivity to remote and backward areas in the North East which have poor road infrastructure.

Later in the afternoon, Modi will attend a public rally in Guwahati celebrating the successful completion of three years of the NDA government at the Centre and one year of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government in the state.

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