Dibrugarh: With Prime Minister Narendra Modi set to inaugurate the new rail-cum-road bridge over river Brahmaputra which is 4.94 km long bridge connects the north and south banks of the Brahmaputra naming it after the founder of the erst while Ahom Kingdom of Assam, Chaolung Siu-ka-pha which is supposed to be inaugurated on 25th Dec’18 which is also marked by the government as Good Governance Day,”.
HD Deve Gowda laid the foundation stone for the Bogibeel bridge in January 1997, the work started only in April 2002 when former PM Lt Atal Bihari Vajpayee inaugurated the construction. With several deadlines having been missed over the past 16 years, the first freight train ran on it on December 3. It is planned infrastructural projects by India to improve logistics along the border in Arunachal Pradesh. This includes the construction of a trans-Arunachal highway on the north bank of the Brahmaputra, and new road and rail links over the mighty river and its major tributaries such as the Dibang, Lohit, Subansiri and Kameng.
In order to “The successors of Siu-ka-pha followed his path and demonstrated how human diversity can exist and maintain a united stand to with stand and even defeat enemies like the Mughals as in the famous Battle of Saraighat (1671),” It is also said that Siu-ka-pha as an epitome of India’s historical linkages with Southeast Asia, it said that “it would be significant to linkage towards realization of the objectives of India’s Act East Policy”. Copies of the memorandum have also been forwarded to Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari and Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal among others. In November, the All Assam Chutiya Students Union demanded that the Bogibeel bridge be named after Chutiya queen Sati Sadhani who ruled the Chutiya Dynasty from 1522 to 1524. They demand that, if it is not met, 100 youths from the community will jump into the Brahmaputra.