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News18 Explained-Why Assam’s Bogibeel Bridge is Critical to India's Defense in North-East?

Dec 24, 2018 05:30 PM IST India India
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Assam’s long wait for the Bogibeel Bridge — the longest rail-cum-road bridge — is set to come to an end as Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag it off on December 25. The 4.9km-long bridge, which witnessed several protests and missed deadlines, will not only improve connectivity between the banks of the mighty Brahmaputra River but help the economic development of the region and strengthen the defence movement along the India-China frontiers.

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