The over 9km Dhola-Sadiya bridge over a Brahmaputra tributary will connect Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. it will be inaugurated today by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as his government completes three years in office. The bridge which links Dhola to Sadiya — located near the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border — in Assam’s Tinsukia district, will cut travel time from over six hours to just one hour. Sadiya is the birthplace of the legendary Assamese singer Bhupen Hazarika. The Dhola-Sadiya bridge is longer than the Bandra-Worli Sea Link (5.6 km) in Mumbai by nearly two-thirds. The bridge — the fourth over Brahmaputra river after Saraighat, Kolia Bhomora and Bogibeel (nearing completion) — is expected to boost communication across the eastern part of neighbouring Arunachal Pradesh. The bridge is also expected to transform and improve the road connectivity in the north-eastern region.
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