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India’s longest rail-cum-road bridge to be inaugurated on Dec 25

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the country’s longest rail-cum-road bridge of 4.94 kilometre over the Brahmaputra at Bogibeel in Assam on Tuesday. 

He will also flag off the first passenger train over the bridge. 

Several union ministers, Chief Ministers of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh will also attend the program. Later, the Prime Minister will address a gathering at Kareng Chapori in Dhemaji district. 

The Bogibeel Rail-cum-Road Bridge is constructed for Double Line BG Track and three-lane road. The bridge will be the lifeline of North East region and will facilitate connectivity between North and South Banks of river Brahmaputra in the Eastern region of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. 

The Bridge will also enhance the national security of the eastern region of India by facilitating the swift movement of defence forces and their equipment. 

The Bogibeel Bridge Project was a part of the Assam Accord and was sanctioned in the year 1997-98.

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