Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal recently announced that the much-awaited Bogibeel Bridge over the Brahmaputra will be opened for public in October later this year.
The Bogibeel Bridge over the mighty Brahmaputra in Dibrugarh district will be the longest rail-cum-road bridge of Asia.
Interacting with reporters through video conferencing at 12 cities including Guwahati, Goyal said the present government at the Centre is committed to inaugurating the bridge in October.
It will connect the north and south banks of the Brahmaputra in the eastern region of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh through railways and roadways. The 4.94-km-long long bridge will be a big boost for the defence forces as it will provide faster connectivity to areas near the India-China border.
Goyal also said there will be 1 lakh new jobs in the Indian Railways and recruitment for new jobs will be done in a very transparent manner. Out of the 1 lakh jobs, 4,000 will be for the NF Railway. Goyal clarified that there are no plans to privatize the Indian Railways, adding that it will not happen in the future as well.