India’s longest bridge will now be a key link to thwart Chinese intrusions,troop build up and also help the local population communicate better .
The Dhola-Sadiya bridge on Brahmaputra, which will be the longest bridge in India when completed, will cut down the travel time between the two states of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh by four hours.
For visitors as well this will be a boon as Arunachal Pradesh has no Airport till now .
Much longer than any bridge in the country the 9.15 kilometre bridge will be 3.55 kilometres longer than the Bandra Worli Sea Link in Mumbai . The Rs 938-crore project will also be crucial for defence purposes as it will make it easier for the armed forces to enter Arunachal Pradesh through Assam.
Given the poor condition of the existing roads and China extending its air strips on its side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC), this is a crucial development from the defence point of view. The construction of the bridge, which is expected to be ready for use mid-next year, began in 2010, in partnership with Navayuga. This includes the 9.15 kilometres of the bridge and the 16.65 kilometres of approach roads.