The first passenger train passing through the Bogibeel bridge will be flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, marking the opening of the country’s longest rail-cum-road bridge.
The 14-coach chair-car train will depart from Tinsukia in the afternoon. It will leave from Naharlagun the next morning. The Bogibeel bridge connects the south bank of the Brahmaputra river in Assam’s Dibrugarh district with Silapathar in Dhemaji district, bordering Arunachal Pradesh
The country’s longest road-rail bridge at 4.94 km, that India’s defence forces and residents of the easteren half of the Northeast, come up recently on river Brahmaputra.