Capable of withstanding the weight of a 60-tonne battle tank, India’s ‘Dhola-Sadiya Bridge’ will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Assam close to the border with China on May 26.
The bridge spans 9.15 km, making it India's longest bridge as of yet!
Here are some facts that you should know about the bridge -
The bridge will run over the Lohit river, a tributary of the mighty Brahmaputra river.
In Assam, the bridge is located 540-km away from the state capital Guwahati in Sadia. The other end, which is located in Dhola, is at a distance of nearly 300-km from Arunachal's capital city of Itanagar.
The budget to construct the bridge was ₹950 crore and it can even withstand the movement of military tanks.
Before this bridge, almost all the transport was being carried out through water only. This project will help in logistical operations for Military personnel for Indo-China border at Arunachal Pradesh.
It will boost the road connectivity in the Northeast as the bridge will be used by people of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh besides defense forces extensively.
The bridge will cut down the travel time between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh by as much as four hours.
Information source: timesofindia