Union minister of state for railways, Rajen Gohain took stock of Bogibeel Bridge on Tuesday. After inspection, he said that the bridge would be ready for inauguration in December this year.
The Bogibeel Bridge is the country’s longest rail-cum-road bridge. Bogibeel bridge will provide a connection between the Rangia-Murkongselek section of the North East Frontier Railway on the north bank of Brahmaputra and Lumding–Dibrugarh section that lies to the south of the Brahmaputra.
“The longest rail-cum-road bridge of the country would be inaugurated in December this year by PM Narendra Modi. We are awaiting the inauguration date from the Prime Minister’s Office”- Gohain said to media.
A couple of days ago, NF Railway had run trial Engine and passenger train on the Bridge.
A New Dibrugarh Railway Station, expected to be the largest in the region, has been proposed and is to be linked to the Rangia – Murkongselek line via Chaulkhowa and Moranhat. The Railways have initiated the gauge conversion of the Dhamalgaon to Sisiborgaon rail line to the north of the bridge and commissioned the 44 km Chalkhowa – Moranhat line to the south.