India’s longest river bridge to be constructed in North-East, accelerates trade and development

India’s longest river bridge is set to be built in the North-Eastern part of the country. The Dhubri-Phulbari bridge project is given to the Larsen and Toubro constructions, it will be the link between Assam and Meghalaya. 

One end of the bridge will be across the Brahmaputra in Dhubri which will connect the Phulbari state in Meghalaya. 

The 19 km long river bridge will be constructed along with the National Highway 127-B. It includes a navigation bridge of about 12.6 km long with the viaduct of 3.5 km length on the Brahmaputra and viaduct of 2.2 km in the Phulbari state.  

The construction company has stated that the project is planned to have a big strategic advantage. The bridge will improve the connectivity in the North-Eastern states. 

The project is estimated to decrease travel time and distance by 250 km. it takes about 2.5 hours by ferry to cover the distance between the two states. The project will cost approximately 2,500-5,000 crores. 

The Director and Senior Executive Vice President, S V Desai said that the project is a challenging one. They also expressed gratitude to the Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited and National Highways for showing faith in their capabilities in constructing the country’s longest river bridge.

The Dhubri-Phulbari Bridge will act as an important passage and provide an accessible course in the North-Eastern part of the country. It is also planned that the project is expected to improvise the trade in the region which will advance the development and commerce in the region especially in Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura and Barak Valley. 

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