Prime Minister Narendra Modi has mentioned the Dhola Sadia bridge in News 18’s Rising India Summit. Prime Minister, himself inaugurated the bridge. This bridge is the river bridge built on the longest river in the country. This bridge is built in the eastern part of Assam, in the area adjacent to the border of Arunachal Pradesh.
About Dhola Sadia Bridge –
9.15 km on the Brahmaputra river. The long bridge is Asia’s second longest river bridge. It connects Dhola and Sadia of Tinsukia district in Assam. This is the place where the famous musician Bhupen Hazarika was born.
Dhola Sadia is the longest bridge in the country. Construction of this bridge was started in 2011.
With the introduction of this bridge, the travel time between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh was reduced by 4 hours. Due to the formation of this bridge, the local people got easy access to the nearest railway station Tinsukhia and Dibrugarh Airport. Apart from this, this bridge of two lines has been designed in such a way that the trains can run at a speed of 100 kilometres per hour.
Easy to deal with any situation with China
This longest bridge in India can withstand the weight of the 60-ton battle tank. This bridge is also very special because the air distance from China Border is about 100 km away. Through this bridge, the movement of the forces will be easy to China border (Valong-Kibthu Sector). After joining this bridge of Assam’s northern and southern region, the reach of development will reach the northeast of Assam.
The bridge has the capability to withstand the weight of a 60-ton battle tank. That is, this bridge will facilitate easy movement of trains of the military and the common people and it will be easily accessible to the strategic establishment built in Anini, Arunachal Pradesh. Anini is just 100 kilometres away from China border.