Dhubri, February 19: Prime Minister Narendar Modi virtually laid the foundation stone of India's longest river bridge over the Brahumpatra river in Assam. The bridge is going to link Assam and Meghalaya and improve its communication.
The bridge will connect Dhubri a district town in Assam located at the North Bank of river Brahumpatra with Phulbari, a small town in South Salmara Mankachar district of Assam near Meghalaya border. The length of the river bridge will be about 18KM.
The four lane only road bridge is estimated to cost over ₹ 4000 crore and is targeted to be completed by 2026 - 2027 and the project is named as Mahabahu Brahumpatra Project.