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India's longest river bridge will be built on Brahmaputra river

Published on October 23, 2018
India's longest river bridge with a total length of 19.3 kilometers will be built on Brahmaputra river in Assam.
India's longest river bridge will be built on Brahmaputra river
  • This bridge will connect Dhubri of Assam to Fulbarani of Meghalaya.
  • This bridge will reduce the distance between these two places by 203 kms and also travel time.
  • At present, India's largest river bridge is Dhola-Sadia bridge, its length is 9.15 kilometers.

Details:

  • This bridge will have a total length of 19.3 kilometers and will be four-lane. 
  • Its construction will be completed by 2026-27.
  • Japanese Finance Agency (JICA) has approved the loan for this project as part of road infrastructure improvement package in the north-east after assessing the economic benefit of the big project.
  • At present, the road connecting Assam and Meghalaya is about 200 kilometers long.
  • This bridge will reduce travel time to 15-20 minutes to cross the river after it becomes operational from two and a half hours.
  • The two northeastern states of Assam and Meghalaya will be connected by NH127B with the help of this bridge.
  • On completion, this bridge will push economic activities and development on both sides of the river. 
  • It will also improve connectivity from West Bengal to Assam.

Question:

Q. India's longest river bridge with a total length of 19.3 kilometers will be built on which river?
a. Ganga
b. Yamuna
c. Kaveri
d. Brahmaputra

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