– The bridge is capable of bearing the weight of a 60-tonne battle tank
– The PM is expected to inaugurate two other projects in Assam
– He’s also scheduled to address a public rally
The Dhola-Sadiya Bridge+ is built over the river Lohit, which is a tributary of the Brahmaputra. It links Dhola in Assam to Sadiya in Arunachal Pradesh. The bridge will reduce travel time between the two states by as much as four hours.
Modi earlier tweeted and described the bridge+ as “one of the most important infrastructure projects to be undertaken” in the country.
The bridge is capable of bearing the weight of a 60-tonne battle tank. It will improve the movement of civilian and military vehicles to strategic locations, all the way up to Anini in Arunachal Pradesh. Anini is about 100km from India’s border with China. It will also reduce the time it takes the armed forces to reach the border in Dibang and Anjaw. That journey currently takes about two days.
Upon his arrival at the Mohanbari Airport in Dibrugarh on Friday, the PM was received by Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal. Earlier, the PM also congratulated Assam’s BJP chief minister on the completion of his one year in government.
Later on Friday, Modi is expected to inaugurate two other projects.
The PM will lay the foundation stone for an Indian Agricultural Research Institute in Assam’s Dhemaji district. After that, he’s expected to leave for Guwahati, where he will lay the foundation stone for an All India Institute of Medical Sciences, the first such institution being built in the Northeast, ANI reported.
Source: The Times of India