The bridge which will be inaugurated today, is nearly 9.15-km-long from Dhola to Sadiya is built over the Lohit river, a tributary of the Brahmaputra. All the development works that have been started in the country in the last three years have not been aimed at a particular religion, caste or creed, but on Indians, ? he said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that the Northeast will be at the vanguard of the country's Act East initiative, and New Delhi is building regional infrastructure that can underpin the anticipated expansion in trade with South East Asian countries. "For development, building infrastructure is key, and that is why we are building physical and social infrastructure", he said. This three lane, 9.15 kilometre bridge has been built over the Brahmaputra river.
It would also provide efficient road connectivity to the remote and backward areas which have poor road infrastructure and will give a major boost to overall economic development of the areas north of Brahmaputra in upper Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.
"If Atal Bihari Vajpayeeji had returned to power in 2004, then you would have got this bridge 10 years ago", he said.
Asking researchers in the fields of agriculture, horticulture and animal husbandry to find new and cheaper ways to make farmers prosper, the Prime Minister said the scientific community can hand-hold and take farmers forward.
The Prime Minister arrived in Dibrugarh Airport with Union Minister of Roads and National Highways Nitin Gadkari and headed straight to Dhola accompanied by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Governor Banwarilal Purohit. We are giving stress on development of roads, bridges, rails, air and waterways which are environment-friendly and economical.
Prime Minister thanked the citizens of India for bringing his party to power.
It is 9.15 kilometres long, that's almost 30 per cent longer than the famous Bandra-Worli Sealink in Mumbai.
With importance accorded to quick movement of military troops and artillery, the bridge has been created to allow movement of tanks, official sources said. The bridge is one of several projects that have been accelerated to facilitate movement of armed forces and artillery to Arunachal Pradesh state, which China claims as its own.
It supplied around 90 per cent or around 30,000 tonnes of steel, including TMT bars for it, an official release said.