Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Bogibeel Bridge, India’s longest rail-road bridge, connecting the north and south banks of the Brahmaputra, falling in the eastern part of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh December 25.
The bridge is 4.94 km long and Asia’s second longest rail-cum-road bridge in Assam.
While former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda laid the foundation stone for the bridge in January 1997, the work started only in April 2002 when former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee inaugurated the construction.
With several deadlines having been missed over the past 16 years, the first freight train ran on it December 3.
PM will inaugurate the bridge tomorrow which is also marked by the government as Good Governance Day. Bogibeel is part of infrastructure projects planned by India to improve logistics along the border in Arunachal Pradesh.