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    Bogibeel Bridge Inauguration Live Updates: Things have changed after May 2014 when topmost priority is being accorded to key projects. Delayed infra projects were adversely impacting India’s development trajectory. When we assumed office, we added speed to these projects & worked towards their quick completion, says PM Modi

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    Bogibeel Bridge Inauguration Live Updates: The Govt is working on many more projects that will be launched in the coming days. Bogibeel Bridge will improve trade and boost the economy, says PM Modi

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    Bogibeel Bridge Inauguration Live Updates: The Bogibeel Bridge will help the patients in North East with improved connectivity, and faster transportation, says PM Modi

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    Bogibeel Bridge Inauguration Live Updates: Things have changed after May 2014 when topmost priority is being accorded to key projects, says PM Modi

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    Bogibeel Bridge Inauguration Live Updates: Delayed infra projects were adversely impacting India’s development trajectory. When we assumed office, we added speed to these projects and worked towards their quick completion, says PM Modi

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    Bogibeel Bridge Inauguration Live Updates: About 16 years ago, Atal Ji came here. He had a vision for the development of the Bogibeel Bridge. This Bridge is also a tribute to that vision of Atal Ji, says PM Modi

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    Bogibeel Bridge Inauguration Live Updates: Centre, Assam and Arunachal government are constantly striving for good governance, says PM Modi

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    Bogibeel Bridge Inauguration Live Updates: Due to inordinate delay in its implementation, the cost of the project escalated by 85 per cent to Rs 5,960 crore from the sanctioned estimated cost of Rs 3,230.02 crore. The total length of the bridge was also revised to 4.94 km from the earlier 4.31 km.

Dibrugarh: 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.

Modi along with Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi and Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal also walked a few metres on the bridge.

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.

The Bogibeel Bridge, which was a part of the Assam Accord and sanctioned in 1997-98, is likely to play a crucial role in defence movement along the India-China border in Arunachal Pradesh.