Narendra Modi inaugurates India's longest bridge in Assam, to mark three years as prime minister

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) and Sarbananda Sonwal, chief minister of Assam state, wave to the crowd as they inaugurate the Dhola-Sadiya bridge across the River Lohit, a tributary of the River Brahmaputra, in Assam on May 26, 2017. The 9.15-kilometre-long bridge to connect Assam state with Arunachal Pradesh is the longest bridge in India. AFP

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sarbananda Sonwal, Chief Minister of Assam, inaugurated the Dhola-Sadiya bridge on Friday. AFP

People gather by the Dhola-Sadiya bridge across the River Lohit, a tributary of the River Brahmaputra, which was inaugurated by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Assam on May 26, 2017. The 9.15-kilometre-long bridge to connect Assam state with Arunachal Pradesh is the longest bridge in India. AFP

People gather by the Dhola-Sadiya bridge, which goes across the River Lohit, a tributary of the Brahmaputra river. AFP

Dhemaji: Prime Minister Narendra Modi being presented a Sorain by Assam Agriculture Minister Atul Bora during the foundation stone laying program of an Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) at Gogamukh in Dhemaji district on Friday. PTI

Narendra Modi being presented a 'Sorain' by Assam agriculture minister Atul Bora, after the prime minister laid the foundation stone of an Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) at Gogamukh. PTI

This handout photograph released by the Indian Press Information Bureau (PIB) on May 26, 2017 shows an aerial view of the Dhola-Sadiya bridge across the River Lohit, a tributary of the River Brahmaputra, which was inaugurated by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Assam. The 9.15-kilometre-long bridge to connect Assam state with Arunachal Pradesh is the longest bridge in India. AFP

An aerial view of the Dhola-Sadiya bridge, a 9.15-kilometre-long structure that connects Assam with neighbouring Arunachal Pradesh. AFP

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates the Dhola-Sadiya bridge across the River Lohit, a tributary of the River Brahmaputra, in Assam on May 26, 2017. The 9.15-kilometre-long bridge to connect Assam state with Arunachal Pradesh is the longest bridge in India. AFP

The Dhola-Sadiya bridge, which was officially named Bhupen Hazarika Bridge in honour of the late Assamese singer, is the longest in India. AFP

People travel on the Dhola-Sadiya bridge across the River Lohit, a tributary of the River Brahmaputra, which was inaugurated by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Assam on May 26, 2017. The 9.15-kilometre-long bridge to connect Assam state with Arunachal Pradesh is the longest bridge in India. AFP

The Dhola Sadiya Bridge is expected to reduce travel time between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh by upto four hours. AFP


Updated Date: May 27, 2017 11:01 AM

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