PM Modi to inaugurate Assam’s Bogibeelbridge on Dec 25: Goyal

Vadodara, December 16 (PTI): PrimeMinister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Bogibeel rail-cum-road bridge on the Brahmaputra in Assam on December 25, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said here.

Goyal was inVadodara on Saturday to inaugurate the National Rail and TransportationInstitute (NRTI), the country’s first railway university.

“The4.94 kilometre Bogibeel bridge, work on which started in 2002, will be thelongest rail-cum-road bridge in the country and will connect Dhemaji andDibrugarh on the north and south banks of the Brahmaputra,” Goyal told PTISaturday.

“Itwill be inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi on December 25. It will boostconnectivity for around five million people residing in Upper Assam andArunachal Pradesh,” he said.

“Thecommitment of the Prime Minister to the north east region is reflected in thespeedy construction of bridges like Saraighat Bridge and Dr Bhupen HazarikaSetu connecting Dhola-Sadiya,” the minister added.

The Centre marks December 25, the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee as Good Governance Day.