Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated the Bogibeel bridge, India’s longest rail-cum-road bridge, connecting Assam’s Dibrugarh on the south bank to Dehamji in the north. The bridge over the Brahmaputra will boost defence logistics along the China border and reduce travel time for rail passengers and road users.
After Bogibeel bridge inauguration, Prime Minister addressing a rally in Dibrugarh said that the 14-coach train flagged off after inaugurating the Bogilbeel bridge, connects Assam and Arunachal Pradesh and is going to bring a lot of developments in this region.
Modi also flags off first passenger train as he inaugurated Bogibeel bridge today. He expressed hope that this brings a lot of developments in this region. He also said that the inauguration of the bridge on the birth anniversary of late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was a “fitting tribute” to the man who had commenced the project.
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Khandu said that it is a historic day for Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. Under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership at the Centre, he said that north-easten states will soon be at par with the rest of the country.
The rail bridge located below the road will reduce the travel time for goods trains by three hours.