Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Dhola-Sadiya Bridge on the Brahmaputra, the country’s longest bridge, in Assam on Friday. The bridge will connect Assam and Arunachal Pradesh and is 9.15 kilometers long.
Construction began in 2011 under the aegis of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways in public private partnership (PPP) with Navayuga Engineering Company Ltd. The bridge was scheduled to become operational from December 2015, but finish of construction works was delayed. The project cost around 10.00 billion rupees and will take around 4.5 years to complete. It is 3.55 kilometres (2.21 mi) longer than the Bandra Worli Sea Link in Mumbai, making it the longest bridge in India.
The construction expert team is led by Mr. B. Surya Raju, chief project manager,under the supervision of Mr.k.Jagadishwara Rao Director Navayuga Engineering Company Limited, Hyderabad. The project aims to construct a 12.9-metre-wide (42 ft) external post tensioned bridge with 183 spans each of 50 metres (160 ft) along with a two-lane connecting road from Dhola Bazaar to Islampur Tiniali. It will become the longest bridge above water in India.