Dhola-Sadiya bridge: India’s longest river overpass in Assam to boost defence against China; here’s why

Dhola-Sadiya bridge: India’s longest river overpass in Assam to boost defence against China; here’s why

Dhola-Sadiya Bridge: India’s longest Dhola-Sadiya bridge, situated in Assam, will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today. With the inauguration of the bridge, the central government is eyeing a major push in road connectivity in the North-East. It has been learned that state-run SAIL is the largest supplier of steel for the bridge. The 9.15 km-bridge will connect Dhola on the Brahmaputra’s south bank to Sadiya on the north. The bridge is longer than the Bandra-Worli Sea Link (5.6 km) by nearly two-thirds. But the bridge is much more than that. The bridge with its sheer reach assumes significance as it would send a message to China. Brigadier (retired) Ranjit Borthakur told Indian Express that the bridge will immensely help the Army in swift mobilisation and movement of troops and heavy equipment to the frontier areas. The Army had been pressing for this bridge for a long time, said Borthakur. Read More…

 

 

 

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