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PM Narendra Modi will inaugurate today Bogibeel bridge India’s longest railroad bridge

New Delhi. About 21 years after its foundation stone was laid, the Bogibeel bridge, India’s longest railroad bridge, will be thrown open to traffic by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday. 

The 4.94 km bridge, built at a cost of Rs 5,900 crore by the Indian Railways, will reduce travel time from Assam to Arunachal Pradesh to four hoursand will also cut down train travel between Delhi to Dibrugarh by three hours.

The double-decker bridge, the fourth across the Brahmaputra, has two railway lines on the lower deck and a three-lane road on the upper, strong enough to withstand movement of heavy military tanks.

The most significant beneficiary will be the Army, whose convoys will now save an estimated three to four hours in their journey from Assam to their posts ner the 4000-km long border Arunachal-China border. 

Till now, the Vembanad rail bridge in Kerala had the distinction of being the longest rail bridge in the country at 4.62 km.

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