Dhola Sadia Bridge: India's pride and longest bridge on River Brahmaputra
PM has today inaugurated a 9.15 km, historic bridge, which links Dhola to Sadiya in Tinsukia district of Assam to the border state of Arunachal Pradesh.
Owing to poor connectivity and transport issues, Sadiya has always been isolated and disadvantaged. The new bridge will change the transportation scenario of the region.
It is the fourth bridge on the Brahmaputra; and will boost communication across eastern Arunachal Pradesh. The Army will be a beneficiary and save time in its journey to Kibithoo, Wallong and Chaglagam posts on the Arunachal-China border. It is a great strategic boost to India’s defense capabilities.
Considering the geological vulnerabilities of a high-seismic region, the bridge was built using state-of-the-art equipment, imported hydraulic rigs, and seismic buffers in all 182 piers have been provided.
The bridge will enhance Indian Army’s mobilization capability, and movement of troops and heavy equipment in the forward areas.
It can withstand the weight of a 60-ton battle tank.
It is located 540 km away from Dispur, and 300 km from Itanagar, and People travelling to the airport in Dibrugarh, or the railway station in Tinsukia, can access the bridge to reach faster.
It is an architectural and transportational accomplishment also.