PM Modi in Assam to boost morale of BJP led alliance

Tammy Harvey
June 7, 2017

He named the bridge after Dadasaheb Phalke awardee and legendary lyricist-singer Late Bhupen Hazarika who hailed from Sadiya.

- The bridge which links Dhola to Sadiya in Assam's Tinsukia district, will cut travel time from over six hours to just one hour as the distance will shrink by 165 kms. It will also cater to the strategic and defence requirements of the country in the border areas of Arunachal Pradesh, which shares border with China.

The bridge, created to facilitate the movement of battle tanks, is expected to help movement of troops to the border with China in the Wallong-Kibithu sector in southern Arunachal Pradesh. The Arunachal Pradesh Literary Society (APLS) too agreed with this statement. In his address, the Prime Minister thanked the citizens of India for bringing his party to power and said that his government is taking decisions targetted at bringing benefits to the public at large.

The APLS said, "Although Sadiya falls under Assam at present, Hazarika's birthplace is said to be at Bolung village of Lower Dibang Valley district in Arunachal". "Farmers' income should be doubled by 2022, it's time to increase our progress gradually", the Prime Minister said while addressing the crowd here.

The BJP-led NDA government at the Centre completes three years in office today. Modi is on a day-long visit to Assam. Along with the inauguration of the Dhola-Sadiya bridge, PM Modi will also be laying the foundation for various projects including the new All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and the Agriculture Research Institute.

The bridge will facilitate movement of Indian forces and can withstand the weight of 60-tonne battle tanks.

- To the total cost of the project is Rs 2,056 crore. Stressing on physical and social infrastructure, he added that the BJP's intent is to make development sustainable and fulfil the dreams of the country. The length of the bridge, including viaducts, is 9.15 km with 7.3 km approach road from the Dhola side and 12.5 km from Sadia side.

He further noted that Assam would have gotten the Dhola-Sadiya bridge much earlier had Atal Bihari Vajpayee Government returned to power in 2004.

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