Launching projects key to improving connectivity in northeast India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the “double-engine” government at the Centre and in Assam has reduced the geographical and cultural gap in the entire region.
PM Modi, through video conferencing, laid the foundation stone of India’s longest bridge which will connect Dhubri in Assam to Phulbari in Meghalaya.
The four-lane bridge will run over the Brahmaputra river between Dhubri (on North Bank) and Phulbari (on South Bank). It will play a crucial role in connecting the two northeastern states.
The 19km bridge will be built at a total cost of approximately 4,997 crore.
Launching the bridge, PM Modi said this will be a life-changing setu for the people in the region.