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India's Longest Bridge Inaugurated

PM Narendra Modi inaugurated India's longest bridge. The 9.2 km long Dhola Sadiya bridge connects Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. Built over the Brahmaputra, it reduces travel time by four hours. The bridge is 540 km from Guwahati and 300 km from Itanagar.

The strategically important bridge can handle 60 tonne tanks. It will allow the Indian military to move heavy assets in the border state which for long was left under developed due to fear of Chinese incursions. The bridge greatly improves connectivity between the North eastern states bringing people closer and making trade and travel smoother.

The Rs 950 crore bridge was commissioned by Manmohan Singh government in 2011. Construction was fast tracked in 2015 by Modi government.