Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday inaugurated India’s longest railroad bridge, Bogibeel bridge, in Dibrugarh on Tuesday. The bridge was inaugurated 21 years after its foundation stone was laid. The double-decker bridge, the fourth across the Brahmaputra, has two railway lines on the lower deck and a three-lane road on the upper, strong enough to withstand movement of even heavy military tanks.
The 4.94 km bridge, built at a cost of Rs 5,900 crore by the Indian Railways, will reduce travel time from Assam to Arunachal Pradesh to four hours and will also cut down train travel between Delhi to Dibrugarh by three hours. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will green-flag the traffic on the bridge, opening it for the public.