PM to inaugurate Bogibeel Bridge

New Delhi, Dec 5: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Bogibeel Bridge — the longest rail-road bridge in the country — on December 25.
The 4.94-km Bogibeel Bridge is the country’s longest rail-road bridge, connecting the south bank of the Brahmaputra river in Dibrugarh district of Assam with Silapathar in Dhemaji district, bordering Arunachal Pradesh.
While the then prime minister, H D Deve Gowda, had laid the foundation stone for the bridge in January 1997, the work
had started only in April 2002, after Vajpayee laid the foundation stone for the project, along with the then railway minister, Nitish Kumar.
The first freight train passed through the bridge on December 3 after several deadlines for the completion of the project were missed in the past 16 years. (PTI)