Let’s talk about all the Interesting Facts about Longest Railroad Bridge in India. Yes I am talking about Bogibeel Bridge which is located in Assam. More specifically, In Dhemaji and Dibrugarh District. PM Modi is going to inaugurate this bridge on Christmas Day i.e. December 25 this year. It is the same day When late Prime Minister of India, Atal Bihari Vajpayee was born.
The Bridge crosses all the way over Brahmaputra River and connect south Dibrugarh with Dhemaji.
It is made of Steel and Concrete and has a total length of 4.94 Kilometers.
It is a rail-road bridge which means it provides you both rail and road tracks. More specifically, It provides you three road tracks and two rail tracks.
Bogibeel Bridge is not the first Rail-Road bridge over Brahmaputra river in Assam. Basically, it is the fourth one, the other three are Saraighat Bridge, Naranarayan Setu, and New Saraighat Bridge.
This Bridge is also significant to improve the security of Tibet Border in Arunachal Pradesh. In case of emergency, Indian Government can easily transport troops and supplies to Tibet border.
The origin of Bogibeel Bridge starts from Assam Accord. However, its foundation was laid by PM H.D. Deva Gowda back in 1997. Finally, In 2002, Atal Bihari Vajpayee led government starts its construction. Moreover, P.M. Manmohan Singh led government grant it as a national project status. Now, Finance Ministry funds 75% of it and the rest is funded by Railway Ministry.
This Bridge now helps Dhemaji people more, because major hospitals, medical colleges and airports are in Dibrugarh.
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