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Construction : Newsmakers | June 2017 | Source : CW-India

RECORD CONNECTOR

India recently inaugurated its longest river bridge - the 9.15 km Dhola-Sadiya bridge across river Lohit at the easternmost tip of Assam. Chinta Visweswara Rao, Chairman & Director, Navayuga Engineering Company, has been the pacemaker for the project, which is constructed as part of a PPP between MoRTH and his company. Notably, the bridge that will connect Assam and eastern Arunachal Pradesh is 3.55 km longer than the Bandra-Worli Sea Link in Mumbai. Connecting Sadia town in Assam's Tinsukia district with Dhola village in Assam, the total length of the project, including the approach roads on each side, is 28.50 km. Rao's efforts in the project will help reduce the travel time between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh from six hours to just one hour, as the distance with the bridge will shrink by 165 km. Rs 2,056 crore has been spent on the bridge that can withstand 60 tonne of weight, including battle tanks. With records set, the bridge project, spearheaded by Rao, will enhance the entire transport system of North Assam as 375 km of the Brahmaputra river bank has no bridge for transportation.
 
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