Tuesday, 25 December 2018

Bogibeel Bridge : Narendra Modi Inaugurates Railroad Bridge In Assam Bogibeel

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Bogibeel Bridge in Assam over the Brahmaputra, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated on December 25, 2018. It happens to be Asia's second longest railroad connector.

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1. The Bogibeel bridge is constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 5,900 crore. Due to the inordinate delay in its implementation, the cost of the project escalated by 85 percent from the sanctioned estimated cost of Rs 3,230.02 crore.
2. The bridge has a ‘serviceable period of around 120 years’, PTI quoted senior officials as saying.
3. The Bogibeel bridge is built by Hindustan Construction Company(HCC).
4. 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 for Indian Railways, the girder has A steel floor system for railway tracks and concrete for the road.
5. The Bogibeel bridge, which was a part of the Assam Accord and sanctioned in 1997-98, is also likely to play a crucial role in defense movement along the India-China border in Arunachal Pradesh.

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6. The bridge will reduce travel time from Assam to Arunachal Pradesh to four hours. It will also reduce the Delhi to Dibrugarh train-travel time by about three hours to 34 hours as against 37 hours presently.
7. Sanctioned on 22 January 1997, the then Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda had laid the foundation stone for the bridge. However, construction began only after former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee inaugurated the work site on 21 April 2002.
8. The bridge will reduce the distance to the Northeast region by 165 km, saving fuel worth Rs 10 lakh per day in the region.
9. The bridge is among the infrastructure projects planned by India to improve logistics along the border in Arunachal Pradesh.
10. While inaugurating the Bogibeel bridge in May 2017, PM Narendra Modi dedicated it to the musician and film-maker Bhupen Hazarika.

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The Bogibeel Bridge, which was a part of the Assam Accord and was approved in 1997-98, is likely to play an important role in the defense movement along the Indo-China border in Arunachal Pradesh.

The foundation stone of this project was former Prime Minister H. D. Deve Gowda was kept on January 22, 1997, while on 21 April 2002, work was started under the leadership of Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The Congress-led UPA government declared it a national project in 2007.
Vajpayee's birth anniversary is on December 25. Due to the delay in its implementation, the cost of the project has gone up 85 percent of the estimated cost of Rs 3,230.02 crore to Rs 5,960 crore. The total length of the bridge was also revised from 4.31 km to 4.94 km. The bridge is part of India's planned infrastructure projects for improving logistics with the border in Arunachal Pradesh.

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One source said, "This bridge will enhance the national security of the eastern region by facilitating the fast movement of the defense forces and their equipment, it was constructed in such a way that a fighter jet could also be taken in the case of emergency."

A senior army official had earlier said that the biggest benefit of the bridge would be the easy movement of soldiers from the southern to the northern bank.

"This means that the journey to the most distant passage of India's border with China will be several hundred kilometers."
Pranav Jyoti Sharma, Chief Public Relations Officer of NFR, also said that this bridge will provide Indian Army military assistance to enter the border.

He said that the distance of Itanagar road from Dibrugarh would be reduced by 150 km and the railway distance between these two points would be reduced by 705 km. 

This bridge and train will be a boon for the people of Dhemaji because there are big hospitals, medical colleges, and airports in Dibrugarh, the third largest city in the northeast.


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