New Delhi, 25 December 2018: The Prime Minister Narendra Modi, today dedicated the Bogibeel bridge in Assam, to the nation. The bridge, which spans the River Brahmaputra between Dibrugarh and Dhemaji districts of Assam, is of immense economic and strategic significance for the nation. At a massive public meeting in
Speaking on the occasion, PM said that today is the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, and is also celebrated as “Sushaasan Divas” or “Good Governance Day”.
The Prime Minister said that for the last four and a half years, the Union Government has pursued the objective of good governance.
He said the dedication of the historic Bogibeel rail-cum-road bridge, is a symbol of this objective. He said this bridge is a marvel of engineering and
He said this bridge reduces distances between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh and would greatly enhance “ease of living” in this region. The Prime Minister said that this bridge had been a dream for the people of this region for generations, and is now a reality.
He said that Dibrugarh is an important
The Prime Minister appreciated all those involved in the construction of the bridge and recalled that in May 2017, he had also dedicated the country’s longest road bridge, the Bhupen Hazarika Bridge at Sadia in Assam, to the nation.
The Prime Minister noted that while only three bridges were built over the Brahmaputra river in 60-70 years, three more have been completed in the last four and a half years alone. Another five, he said, are in progress.
He said this enhanced connectivity between the northern and southern banks of the Brahmaputra, is an element of good governance. He said this pace of development will transform the North-East.
The Prime Minister spoke of the Union Government’s vision of Transformation through Transportation. He said the infrastructure in the country is growing today at a rapid pace.
The Prime Minister complimented the State Government of Assam for its efforts towards completing pending projects. He said almost 700
He also mentioned several other connectivity related projects in the North-Eastern region. He said that a strong and progressive Eastern
Besides infrastructure, the Prime Minister mentioned several initiatives such as Ujjwala, and Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, which have seen rapid progress in Assam.
The Prime Minister said that today, the youth of the country, from
The Prime Minister said that the Government is making efforts to build infrastructure for India’s future needs.
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