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PM Modi to inaugurate India's longest railroad bridge on Dec 25: 10 things to know

The bridge has a two-line railway track on the lower deck and a three-lane road on the top deck. For the first time in Indian Railways, the girder has steel floor system for railway tracks and concrete for road.

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New Delhi Updated on: December 24, 2018 10:41 IST
Latest News PM Narendra Modi to flag off 1st train on

Latest News PM Narendra Modi to flag off 1st train on longest rail-road bridge on December 25, Bogibeel Bridge, India’s longest railroad bridge, connects the north and south banks of the Brahmaputra.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off India's longest railroad bridge Bogibeel in Assam on December 25. The prime minister will flag off the Tinsukia-Naharlagun Intercity Express, which will pass through the bridge five-days a week, allowing people to commute between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh faster.  

 The 4.9 km-long bridge on Bramhaputra river boasts of being Asia's second longest rail-cum-road bridge and has been completed 16 years after first announcement by then prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. 

Here are the 10 interesting things to know about India's longest rail-cum-road bridge:

  • Bogibeel is a 4.9 km-long bridge on Bramhaputra river.
  • It is Asia's second longest rail-cum-road bridge.
  • The bridge has a serviceable period of around 120 years.
  • Bogibeel Bridge is India's only fully welded bridge.
  • Estimated cost of the bridge is Rs 5,900 crore.
  • It cuts travel time from Assam to Arunachal Pradesh to four hours.
  • It will cut train travel time from Delhi to Dibrugarh by three hours.
  • The bridge has a two-line railway track on the lower deck and a three-lane road on the top deck.
  • For the first time in Indian Railways, the girder has steel floor system for railway tracks and concrete for road.
  • PM Modi will inaugurate the bridge on Tuedsay, 16 years after it was announced by then prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

(With inputs from PTI)

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