From the scenic Pamban Bridge to the brilliantly designed Vembanad Bridge, the Indian Railways has given us some outstanding architectural marvels. Railways is soon coming up with another such marvel that connects Dibrugarh in Assam to Pasighat in Arunachal Pradesh.
Named as the Bogibeel bridge, the project aims to improve defence logistics along the border with China. The bridge is likely to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi later this year.
Here are some important facts about the bridge —
- The bridge is 4.94 km long and 32 metres above Brahmaputra’s water level.
- The look of the bridge is similar to a bridge connecting Sweden and Denmark.
- Currently, the train journey between Dibrugarh and Pasighat via Guwahati is 500 km, which will reduce to 100 km after this bridge gets operational
- It will be the second longest bridge in Asia, with three-lane roads on top and a double rail line running below.
- Civil work for the project will be completed by July this year after which two more months will be needed to finish the electrical and signalling work.