The longest bridge in India is the bridge between Dhola and Sadiya in Tinsukia District of Assam. The bridge is 9.16km in length and is being constructed by Navayuga engineering company limited. The construction began in 2011
Update: 24th May 2017 .
According to a report in the The Assam Tribune newspaper, while the bridge is ready for traffic so is the approach road on the south bank. On the north bank, hardly a kilometer is ready and about four more kilometers are under construction. It is expected that the entire north bank approach road will be ready by next year. The entire approach road and the bridge comprise 10 meters wide carriageways, which can easily accommodate three commercial vehicles side by side.
The report adds, that the biggest beneficiaries would be the ordinary residents of Sadiya district residing in far-flung mini towns like Amarpur, Sunpura, Santipur and of course, the headquarters, that is, Chapakhowa.
If the Dhola boat crossing is taken, then a one-way journey from Dibrugarh to Chapakhowa will take not less than six hours, to cover about 125km. From Friday this time would be brought down to two and a half hours. Once the north bank bridge approach is completed next year, there would be further saving of 30 minutes.
A word for boat and ferry operators at Saikhowaghat. This trade supported about 500 families. The Government will have to take up a proper rehabilitation programme for them. It is surprising that these families have been left to fend for themselves. The complete report is available on the May 24th 2017 issue of The Assam Tribune.
Update: 26th April 2017 .
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Dhola-Sadiya bridge over Brahmaputra river on
May 24th. May 26th. The PMO said, Modi will visit Assam on May 26 to inaugurate the country’s longest bridge
Some More Details on Dhola Sadiya Bridge
1. This bridge is 3.55 Kilometers more longer then Bandra Worli Sea Link
2. This will will connect the state of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh and reduce the travel time by 4 hours.