Bogibeel Bridge, the longest rail-cum-road bridge on Brahmaputra river, is all set to be inaugurated on December 25 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi which will facilitate faster movement of troops to Arunachal Pradesh, the country's eastern-most state that shares border with China. The foundation stone of the bridge was laid in 1997 by the then Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda. The construction, however, started only in 2002 when then (late) Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee inaugurated the construction works.
Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri inaugurated the ITO skywalk and foot overbridge in Delhi.Image: twitter.com/HardeepSPuri
From the world's largest centre for cutting and polishing diamonds to a centuries-old hub for silk brocade, there are industrial clusters spread across India.Emerging hi-tech centres to some which are grappling with many problems, there are quite some surprises on India's manufacturing map.
PM Modi has inaugurated the first phase of the Delhi-Meerut Expressway, which promises to cut down travel time between the two cities to 40 minutes from the current near two-and-a-half hours.
The Eastern Peripheral Expressway (EPE), which consumed 5 lakh tonne of cement and 1 lakh tonne of steel, is going to be completed in a record time of about 500 days against a target of 910 days. The expressway will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 29. Here are some facts about the new road.
The constant clackety droning of drilling machines and excavators punctures the idyllic surrounds of the Temghar dam, some 50 km west of Pune. Opened in 2010, the dam, with a capacity of 3,000 million cubic feet, was a key supplement to the ever-thirsty and fastgrowing Pune city and district. The Rs 314 crore reservoir is empty. It has been drained to facilitate a Rs 100 crore repair for a dam that leaks 10-12% of its contents due to poor construction. The leaky Temghar dam has been problematic since its opening, with leaks springing up rapidly and the state being forced to blacklist its contractors and rush repairs. Let's take a look at the other dams that are facing trouble:
Digging work for the strategic 8.8km tunnel at Rohtang pass in Himachal Pradesh, which will give all-weather access to the Lahaul-Spiti region, will be almost complete on Wednesday, after a delay of about three years.
The new, three lane, 9.15 kilometre Dhola-Sadiya bridge has been built over river Lohit, a tributary of River Brahmaputra, and links Dhola in Assam to Sadiya in Arunachal Pradesh.
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