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

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

FP Staff May 27, 2017 11:01:14 IST
Narendra Modi inaugurates India's longest bridge in Assam, to mark three years as prime minister
Narendra Modi inaugurates Indias longest bridge in Assam to mark three years as prime minister

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

Narendra Modi inaugurates Indias longest bridge in Assam to mark three years as prime minister

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

Narendra Modi inaugurates Indias longest bridge in Assam to mark three years as prime minister

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

Narendra Modi inaugurates Indias longest bridge in Assam to mark three years as prime minister

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

Narendra Modi inaugurates Indias longest bridge in Assam to mark three years as prime minister

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

Narendra Modi inaugurates Indias longest bridge in Assam to mark three years as prime minister

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

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