Bookmark Bookmark

A NEW 3KM LONG FOUR-LANE BRIDGE ANNOUNCED ON BRAHMAPUTRA RIVER IN KAMRUP DISTRICT

A NEW 3KM LONG FOUR-LANE BRIDGE ANNOUNCED ON BRAHMAPUTRA RIVER IN KAMRUP DISTRICT

Context:

On 7th Oct 2021, the Minister of Finance of the Union Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman announced in Guwahati that the Indian government has approved the construction of a 4-lane bridge over the Brahmaputra River in the Kamrup region.

About the Bridge:

  • The bridge will be built for Rs 3094 crores.
  • The bridge would help keep in touch with the world-famous silk city of Sualkuchi and the industrial district of Amingaon and Guhati and the International Airport.
  • The bridge will strengthen the city of Guwahati and increase transport efficiency thus helping to reduce the travel time for daily commuters in the nearby Nalbari and Barpeta districts of Guwahati.

Brahmaputra River:

  • The Brahmaputra is also known as the Yarlung Tsangpo in Tibet, China, the Siang/Dihang River in Arunachal Pradesh, and Luit, Dilao in Assam.
  • It is a transboundary river that flows through Tibet, India, and Bangladesh.
  • It is the 9th largest river in the world by discharge and the 15th longest.

Kamrup Region:

  • It is the modern region situated between two rivers, the Manas and the Barnadi in Western Assam, with the same territorial extent as the Colonial and post-Colonial "Undivided Kamrup district".

You might be interested:

DEPARTMENT OF FOOD AND PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION DEVELOPS AN APPLICATION ECOSYSTEM

DEPARTMENT OF FOOD AND PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION DEVELOPS AN APPLICATION ECOSYSTEM Context: The Department of Food and Distribution has developed an ecosystem, which allows for the integration of procuremen ...

9 months ago

INDIAN AIR FORCE DAY: OCTOBER 8

INDIAN AIR FORCE DAY:  OCTOBER 8 Context: Indian Air Force Day is observed on October 8 and this year marks the 89th anniversary of its founding. This day is seen with great enthusiasm at many Ai ...

9 months ago

One Liners of the Day, 08 October 2021

Defence The 6th Edition of India - UK Joint Company Level Military Training ‘Exercise Ajeya Warrior’ has commenced at _____ and will culminate on 20 October 2021 - Chaubatia, Uttarakhand. ...

9 months ago

Daily News Digest:07 October 2021

PSA OXYGEN PLANTS NTPC DADRI AND NTPC BOGAINGAON INAUGURATED On 7 Oct 2021, the PSA Oxygen Plant at NTPC Dadri and NTPC Bogaingaon have been inaugurated. This inauguration was done as per the guidelin ...

9 months ago

ONLINE MEETING OF CENTRAL ASIAN FLYWAY (CAF)

ONLINE MEETING OF CENTRAL ASIAN FLYWAY (CAF) Context: A 2-day Online Meeting of 30 range countries of Central Asian Flyway (CAF) started with a resolve to strengthen the conservation actions for migra ...

9 months ago

PM MITRA

PM MITRA Context: Recently, the Centre has approved the setting up of 7 new mega textile parks or Mega Integrated Textile Region and Apparel Parks (PM MITRA) (पीएम मित्र) parks acros ...

9 months ago

Provide your feedback on this article: