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PM Modi inaugurates India's largest river bridge in Assam, names it after legendary singer Bhupen Hazarika

With the inauguration of Dhola-Sadiya bridge, now to be known as Bhupen Hazarika bridge, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched the celebrations of the NDA government’s three years in office.

India TV Politics Desk, Guwahati [ Updated: May 26, 2017 15:29 IST ]
PM Modi inaugurates India's largest river bridge

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday announced a gift for the northeast on the third anniversary of the NDA government – country's longest bridge over the River 

Lohit in Assam, naming it after the region’s beloved singer Bhupen Hazarika. 

PM Modi said it will serve as a foundation for a new economic revolution and help India in its efforts to become a superpower. 

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Dhola-Sadiya bridge

Dedicating the 9.15 km-long bridge to the nation, he said it will connect and bring closer the people of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. 

He also announced that the government has decided to name the bridge after singer Bhupen Hazarika, who hailed from Sadia. 

"The bridge will not only save money, reduce travel time but it comes as a foundation for the beginning of a new economic revolution. That's why the whole nation has its eyes on this bridge", Modi said here on third anniversary of his government. 

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Dhola-Sadiya bridge

"The shortening of distance by 165 km, reducing travel time by 7-8 hours will open new doors to economic development", he said. 

The Rs 2,056 crore bridge is 3.55 km longer than the Bandra-Worli Sea link. 

He said, "The bridge will bring development to Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. For fulfilling India's dream of becoming a top economically developed nation, a superpower, then the North Eastern region is the place to begin with", he said. 

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PM Modi inaugurates India's largest river bridge

"If development is to be made permanent, then infrastructure is the first requirement. It is on the two tracks of physical infrastructure and social infrastructure that complete development is achieved," Modi said. 

The prime minister said the government has been striving for long lasting development by creating permanent infrastructure for fulfilling the dreams of the nation. 

India Tv - PM Modi addressing public gathering at Dhola

PM Modi addressing public gathering at Dhola

PM Modi said, "This bridge will also open new road for the high quality North East ginger grown by farmers of the region and improve their economic condition. If they take to organic ginger farming, a global market will open up to them".

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