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[RSTV-Big Picture]-Infrastructure and North-East

16 years after the commencement of work,the Bogibeel bridge over the river Brahmaputra was finally inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday.With a length of 4.94km long this is now the longest rail-cum-road bridge in India and comes as a big breather for the people of northeast.

With this bridge becoming operational distance from Dibrugarh to Rangiya will be reduced by 170 km and a train journey from Itangar, capital of Arunachal Pradesh to Dibrugarh will be only 180km.People from Dhemaji,Jonai and North Lakhimpur who had to earlier travel the whole day to cross the Brahmaputra to reach Dibrugarh,will now cross the river within minutes.

The Centre Government has given a big push to a diverse range of infrastructure projects in the North Eastern Region in the last four years. The emphasis has been on improving rail, road, air and inland waterways connectivity in the region.In addition to this schemes such as National Bamboo mission,Digital North East Vision 2022 and North East Industrial Development Scheme have also been launched for overall development of the north eastern states.

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