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Completion of Dhola-Sadiya road bridge delayed

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  29 April 2017 12:00 AM GMT

From our Correspondent

TINSUKIA April 28: The much-hyped Dhola-Sadiya road bridge over mighty River Brahmaputra spanning 9.15 km, the longest river bridge in India will remain incomplete even as Prime Minister of India rendra Modi is scheduled to iugurate the bridge on May 24.

Though construction work started in 2011by vayuga Construction Company, passed through extreme rough weather due physical condition of the river but stalemate over possession and compensation of private land delayed the construction and brought the work to a standstill which was the biggest hurdle, according to a source. The 2.5 km approach road from Sadiya side that passes through agricultural and private land would take a couple of months to complete. The workers are working overtime to lay a subway that runs to main road after all attempts had gone futile to fill the river side of the bridge due to texture of the soil. According to a source several thousand tons of boulders and sand had sunk in the riverbed, adding further that the company would have devised a different technology to cope up such situation and would have completed the project on time had there been no unwarranted interference from several quarters over compensation and unethical demands allegedly by student organisations, youth bodies to the extent of political leaders time to time.

Though long demand of people from both Sadiya in Assam and three districts of Aruchal Pradesh would be fulfilled once the road is opened but uncertainty still prevails as to when it would be made fully operatiol.

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