Guwahati/ 29th May’2017 (Prag News Desk): With the completion of three years as the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi inaugurated the Dhola-Sadiya bridge on Friday.
The bridge is the longest standing bridge in India (9.15 kms) on the Lohit river and is constructed at a cost of 950 crores.The Dhola-Sadiya bridge has connected Eastern Assam and Arunachal Pradesh and will save 165 kms travelling time of 6 hours.
On the inauguration of the bridge, PM Modi stated that the people of Assam have waited five decades for the bridge and finally being here, the bridge’s aptly must be named after the legendary singer Bhupen Hazarika-the preamble to the very Assamese existence.
However, Modi blamed the Congress led UPA government for delaying the project for so long and even mentioned that had Atal Bihari Vajpayee had been in power in 2004, the bridge would have been for long completed.
The bridge can be a potential economic connecter to South East Asia as the bridge will continue to contribute to the development of the region.