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PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate longest rail-road in Assam on December 25

Assam is all set to get India’s longest rail-cum-road bridge on December 25, as Prime Minister Narendra Modilays open the 4.94-km-long strategically important project over the mighty Brahmaputra at Bogibeel. The Bogibeel Bridge, which was a part of the Assam Accord and sanctioned in 1997-98, is likely to play a crucial role in defence movement along the India-China border in Arunachal Pradesh. The foundation stone of the project was laid by former prime minister HD Deve Gouda on January 22, 1997, while work commenced on April 21, 2002, under the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led government. December 25 happens to be Vajpayee’s birth anniversary.

Updated : 24 December 2018, 01:09 PM