Modi inaugurates India’s longest rail-cum-road bridge

Vastavam web: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday inaugurated the country’s longest rail-cum-road bridge over Brahmaputra river at Bogibeel near Dibrugarh in Assam. After reaching Dibrugarh in the afternoon from New Delhi, Modi directly flew to Bogibeel in a chopper and inaugurated the 4.94-km-long double-decker bridge from the southern bank of the river. The strategically important bridge over the mighty Brahmaputra will remove communication bottlenecks to several districts in Arunachal Pradesh. The bridge, which begins at Dibrugarh and ends at Dhemaji districts of Assam, will connect parts of Arunachal Pradesh by road as well as railway.