This nine kilometers largest bridge, which is India’s longest bridge, connects Dhola and Sadhiya in Assam and will also improve the connectivity to Arunachal Pradesh. This bridge will be inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi on May 26, 2017. This is one of the infrastructure projects that the Modi Government has completed by fast tracking. This project was in fact launched a decade ago under the Government of Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
About India’s largest bridge
This bridge is being built over the Lohit River, which is a tributary of Brahmaputra. This bridge starts from Sadia, located 540 kilometres from the state capital of Guwahati and ends in Dhola, 300 kilometers from Itanagar, Capital of Arunachal Pradesh.
Almost 9.2 km longer, this is 30 percent longer than the famous Bandra-Worli Sealink in Mumbai. Apart from domestic uses, it also has strategic uses for military. With the help of the bridge, the army troops can enter Arunachal Pradesh quickly as Arunachal borders China. This bridge can hold a weight of around 60-tonne battle tanks.