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PM Modi inaugurated Dhola – Sadiya Bridge

By Admin | 26th May 2017

From Dhola Gaon to Sadiya Islampur Tiniali through Parsuram Kund connect approx. travel time is 8 hours and through Brahmaputra stream ship water it takes around 4.50 hours, But a similar excursion through new venture will be just 30 minutes. So the lessening of travel time will be 4.0 hours as Dhola – Sadiya Bridge inaugurated today by Prime Minister Modi for which the feasibility study was done during August 2003 on demands raised by locals. PM also changed the name of bridge to Bhupen Hazarika Setu

Sadiya in Tinsukhiya District is considered by a few people as the widest point of any waterway anywhere throughout the world; the Brahmaputra enters India in the State of Arunachal Pradesh, where it is called Siang. It makes an exceptionally quick plummet from its unique tallness in Tibet, lastly shows up in the fields, where it is called Dihang. It streams for around 35 km and is joined by the Dibang River and the Lohit River at the head of the Sadiya.

Development of Dhola – Sadiya Bridge started in 2011 under the aegis of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways openly private association (PPP) with Navayuga Engineering Company Limited. The Concession Agreement between government and Navayuga engineering company limited was signed on 30th nov 2010. The bridge was booked to wind up noticeably operational from December 2015, however complete of development works was delayed.

The Bridge is built with M50 grade pre-stressed concrete,, the extension is 9.25 kilometer long and 12.9 meter wide, the venture cost around 876 crore rupees.

The project  might improve Indian Army's activation abilities and development of troops and overwhelming gear in the forward ranges flanking China. As of now, Army escorts in Assam either invest hours crossing the waterway by pontoon from Dhola to Sadiya, or take a meandering 10-hour, 250 km street trip from Dinjan division HQ, close Tinsukia, to Tezu in Arunachal, before driving ahead to the border.

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