Date Of Post: 27 Jan, 2018
Dibrugarh: The Bogibeel Bridge, the country’s longest rail-cum-road bridge being constructed for 15 years, is set to be inaugurated in June this year, Railway Board Chairman Ashwani Lohani said. The 4.94km long bridge will facilitate connectivity between north & south banks of the Brahmaputra in the eastern region of Assam & Arunachal Pradesh.
- Lohani said,“Because of less disruption to its construction work the Northeast Frontier Railway’s spending will also be less. So hoping to end this year at Rs 5500 crore against 7100 crore last year.”
- He said,“The Northeastern Frontier Railway is working under difficult conditions. There was an economic blockade in Manipur some months back. But we are working and our projects are going on in that area.”
- He expressed hope that construction of railway track to Imphal in Manipur would be completed by 2020.
- Lohani said, land acquisition is on in Nagaland and the Final Local Survey Work is progressing for train line to Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh.
Image Credit: Bogibeel Bridge