Galden Namgey Lhatse Monastery, Tawang

Beautiful Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh

Connectivity in northeast  India has been one of the major concerns of travelers in the region. It may also be one of the reasons why many parts of northeast India are hidden gems that have remained unspoilt by hordes of tourists. However, the poor connectivity is also responsible for inconvenience to locals in the region who suffer the wrath of bad or no roads in difficult terrains like Arunachal Pradesh. But this is all about to change soon as India’s longest bridge will become functional near the Sino-Indian border. ALSO SEE Northeast India Images: These spectacular photos of northeast India will spark your wanderlust Also Read - With 35 Deaths, 1400 Confirmed Cases in India, Delhi's Nizamuddin Emerges as New Epicentre of Coronavirus

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government will soon be completing three years and he will be kick starting the celebrations in a unique way. Modi will be inaugurating India’s longest river bridge in Assam on May 26 and dedicate it to the nation. The bridge has been in the news since its inception in 2011. The 9.15 km-long bridge project cost around Rs 950 crore and its primary motive was to deck up India’s defence requirements along the China border. It is capable of bearing the weight of 60-tonne battle tanks which makes the bridge extremely significant from the defence standpoint. In addition to this, the bride is also expected to solve the problem of accessibility for the people of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam. “It will bolster the road connectivity in the Northeast as the bridge will be used by people of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh besides defence forces extensively,” Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal told PTI. Once the bridge is opened, it is expected to reduce travel time between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh by around 4 hours. Also Read - Punjabi Hottie Sargun Mehta Flaunts Her Perfect Washboard Abs in Crop Top And Denim Pants

The Dhola-Sadiya bridge is located around 540-km from Assam capital Dispur and 300 km from Arunachal Pradesh capital Itanagar. Currently, all the transport between the two banks of the river Brahmupatra in this region is being carried out only through water. With this new bridge, travel between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh will become far more convenient for locals as well as tourists. NOW SEE 10-day itinerary to explore the best holiday destinations in northeast India Also Read - Coronavirus Pandemic: No Pay Cut For South African Cricketers For 2020-21 Season Despite Growing Concerns

With inputs from PTI

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