The Assam Finance, Health and PWD Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma visited the site of Bogibeel Railway cum Road Bridge which of 4.9 km, with 39 spans that connects Dibrugarh to Dhemaji on 12th June in the morning.
Sarma said that the bridge is likely to be completed within next 3-4 months. He also thanked Prime Minister Narendra for transforming & powering North East through better connectivity.
Bogibeel bridge, which has taken several years to build, will connect the North and South banks of river Brahmaputra in the Eastern region of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.
Bogibeel bridge, in India’s North-East, is the country’s longest rail-cum-road bridge. Apart from the obvious fame factor of being the longest rail-road bridge, the Bogibeel bridge is special for several reasons. For one, it has been built by Indian Railways over river Brahmaputra and provides crucial rail-road connectivity to the lesser developed districts of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.
the Bogibeel bridge comprises of two railway lines and a three lane road bridge on top. The civil work for the bridge is expected to be complete by July, after which the signalling and electrical work will be done – estimated to take two months.