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India's longest single lane steel cable suspension bridge opens in Arunachal

IANS  |  Yingkiong (Arunachal Pradesh) 

on Wednesday inaugurated India's longest 300-meter single-lane over river in Arunachal Pradesh's Upper district bordering

The suspension bridge - also known as - was built at a cost of Rs 4,843 crore and funded by the under Non Lapsable Central Pool of Resources scheme.

It will reduce the distance from to Tuting town by almost 40 km. The earlier road length was 192 km.

Khandu said the newly inaugurated bridge will benefit about 20,000 people residing on both sides of the of river and will also boost military preparedness.

Noting that good connectivity was the way forward for the state's prosperity, the said the Centre had sanctioned 268 road projects worth Rs 3,800 crore under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY).

He said for district's two PMGSY projects had been sanctioned.

The projects are the 35 km road from Paling to Zido and the 30 km road from Zido to Bishing, he told the gathering.



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First Published: Wed, January 09 2019. 20:20 IST