Work commences on India’s longest river bridge between Assam and Meghalaya

Infrastructure Transport

Work has commenced on the country’s longest bridge over the mighty River Brahmaputra in the Northeast. The 19 km bridge that will be built between Dhubri in Assam to Phulbari in Meghalaya will provide a third alternative link to the states of Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura from Assam. Laying the foundation stone of the bridge on November 18, Prime Minister Narendra Modi observed, “Once the 19 km bridge from Dhubri to Phulbari is completed, connectivity to Barak Valley will be strengthened. Moreover, this bridge will help significantly reduce the travel time to Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura from Assam. Imagine, the 250 km distance from Meghalaya to Assam in the future will be reduced to merely 19 km. The bridge will also facilitate travel to countries in the n