Prime Minister Modi to flag off Bogibeel bridge, heres whats crucial about it

Yet another historic occasion as the first passenger train passing through the Bogibeel bridge will be flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday.

It will also mark the opening of the country’s longest rail-cum-road bridge.

It need be mentioned that the Tinsukia-Naharlagun Intercity Express will run five days a week.

The bridge is 4.9-km long and will cut down the train-travel time between Tinsukia in Assam to Naharlagun town of Arunachal Pradesh by more than 10 hours.

The 14-coach chair-car train will depart from Tinsukia at 4pm and reach Naharlagun at 9.15 pm.

It will depart from Naharlagun at 6:30 am the next day and reach Tinsukia at 11 am, the spokesperson said.

The Bogibeel bridge connects the south bank of the Brahmaputra river in Assam’s Dibrugarh district with Silapathar in Dhemaji district, bordering Arunachal Pradesh.

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