GUWAHATI, April 7: VK Gupta, Member Engineering, Railway Board, New Delhi visited the Bogibeel Bridge Project site today and reviewed the progress of bridge work, stated a press release. During his visit, Gupta discussed various issues relating to timely completion of the Bridge work.
There are a total 39 girders of 125 metres each and two girders of 33 metres each span. Girder fabrication and assembly works are being executed with state of the art welding technology as per European standards. The project is progressing as per schedule with 2100 workers, welders and engineers of HCC-DSD-VNR consortium and launching of all 39 spans is likely to be completed by March, 2017. 19th girder span has already been launched on March 20.
The Bogibeel Bridge near Dibrugarh with a total length of 4940 m is the longest Rail cum Road Bridge in India. The project with a total cost of around Rs. 5000 crores incorporates, apart from the main bridge, Guide bunds on the north and south banks, dykes, road network of 30 Km, rail network of 74 kms and 6 new stations including New Dibrugarh. The project is targeted for commissioning by June, 2017.
During his visit, Gupta was accompanied by HK Jaggi, GM, NF Railway, Aneet Dulat, DRM, Tinsukia, Ajit Pandit, CAO/Con-3 and other Sr. Officials of Railway Board and Northeast Frontier Railway.