/Highlights : India’s Longest Railroad Bridge In Assam’s Bogibeel

Highlights : India’s Longest Railroad Bridge In Assam’s Bogibeel

BOGIBEEL: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 25th December opened the Bogibeel railroad bridge in Assam, beaked as India’s longest railroad bridge. Its foundation was arranged in 1997. The five-kilometre structure spans the waters of the mighty Brahmaputra River. Bogibeel bridge can connect Assam’s Dibrugarh and Dhemaji districts, bordering Arunachal Pradesh. it’ll cut the time period between the 2 points by four hours and facilitate avoid a 170-km detour. With its proximity to the China border, the bridge additionally has tremendous significance for India’s defence and has been designed sturdy enough to support the movement of tanks and even fighter jet landings.
Designed sort of a bridge that links Denmark and Sweden, the Bogibeel Bridge is India’s solely fully-welded bridge that European codes and attachment standards were followed. a completely welded bridge includes a low maintenance value, its engineers say.
The bridge, that additionally happens to be Asia’s second-longest rail-and-road connector, includes a lifetime of around 120 years, authorities have aforesaid.
The bridge includes a two-line railway track on the deck and a multilane road on the highest deck. it’ll scale back the Delhi to Dibrugarh train time period by concerning 3 hours.


PM Modi additionally flagged off a train – the Tinsukia-Naharlagun Intercity specific, which is able to run 5 days every week.
The 4.9 km-long bridge’s construction value of Rs. 5,900 cr – prodigious its initial budget of concerning Rs. 3,200 cr and originally planned length of 4.31 km.
The foundation stone of the project was laid by former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda on 22nd Jan, 1997, whereas work began on April twenty-one, 2002 underneath the Atal Sanskrit Vajpayee-led government. December twenty-five happens to be Vajpayee’s birthday.


The project took thirty hundred thousand baggage of cement – enough to fill over forty-one Olympic swimming pools and19,250 metres of reinforcement steel – overflow double the peak of Mount Everest.
The bridge is a vast facilitate for residents of the remote districts of Anjaw, Changlang, Lohit, Lower Dibang vale, Dibang vale and Tirap in Arunachal Pradesh besides the Dibrugarh and Dhemaji districts in the state.
The Bogibeel Bridge is probably going to play a very important role in defence movement on the India-China border in Arunachal Pradesh. The 3 road lanes of the bridge will act as 3 landing strips for the Air Force.

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