India’s longest rail bridge to be opened on Brahmaputra by October this year


India’s longest rail bridge to be opened on Brahmaputra by October this year

Bogibeel bridge, India’s longest rail-cum-road bridge on the Brahmaputra connecting Dibrugarh on the south bank to Dehamji in the north which will boost defence logistics along the China border and reduce travel time for rail passengers and road users is expected to be opened for public by October this year.

The 4.94 km long bridge has already missed several deadlines. The railways said that all work of Bogibeel including civil, clectrical and signaling targeted to be finalised by July 2018.

The double decker bridge has three lane roads on top and double line rail below. “The inspection by Railway safety commissioner is likely in August and after getting the approval, we will start the operation. The train of new route will run from here while the road bridge will help the army a lot.

They cross the river by boat which takes an hour while after the bridge is open, it will just take 5 minutes,” said Ved Prakash, Indian Railway spokesperson. Read More

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