In less than 7 months, India will have its longest bridge over the Brahmaputra river. The Dhola-Sadiya bridge will reduce travel time between the two Northeastern states – Assam and Arunachal Pradesh by four hours.
It is likely to be opened to traffic before next monsoon season.
The strategic 9.15 kilometres length bridge which started its project construction in November 2010 is billed at Rs 938-crore, and 3.55 kilometres longer than the Bandra Worli sea link over the Mahim Bay in Mumbai — the longest bridge in India.
The Dhola-Sadiya bridge is expected to enhance the road connectivity in the state of Arunachal Pradesh which shares 3,488-km border with China.