PM to iugurate bridge on May 25
TINSUKIA, May 7: State PWD minister Parimal Suklabaidya along with senior civil officials inspected the on-going construction works of Dholla-Sadiya bridge on Saturday. The longest river bridge in India spanning 9.15 km over the mighty Brahmaputra will be iugurated by Prime Minister rendra Modi on May 25. Earlier it was scheduled on May 24.
Talking to The Sentinel, the minister said the approach road around 2.5 km on the northern side of the bridge connecting Sadiya would not be completed due to physical condition of the river bed, but altertive sub-way has been constructed leading to by-pass to facilitate movement of vehicles. He, however, assured that the main approach road would be completed within two months. When asked whether Prime Minister would cross over to Sadiya, Suklabaidya ruled out the possibility saying that nothing in detail had so far reached from the PMO office about the Prime Minister’s travel plan.
According to the local people of Sadiya, the bridge would have been completed long back had there been no interference of vested elements over settlement of land acquisition. They also desired that the Prime Minister should visit Sadiya to see the plight and agony of Sadiya. With allegation of corruption renting high due to poor accessibility and lack of sincerity on the part of government officials, many of whom consider their posting as punishment in the river-locked subdivision, there are reports of malfunctioning almost in every sector of development.