Arunachal Pradesh opens India’s longest single-lane steel cable bridge

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Arunachal Pradesh CM inaugurated India’s longest single-lane steel cable suspension bridge across the Siang river at Yingkiong in Upper Siang district.

Key Facts:

  • The bridge has been named Byorung Bridge and  is 300-metre-long.
  • It is built at a cost of Rs48.43-crore provided by the DONER (Department for Development of North Eastern Region) Ministry.
  • The Union Government had sanctioned 268 road projects worth ₹3,800-crore under PMGSY and are estimated to cost ₹124.65-crore.
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  • The bridge would help 20,000 people on either banks of the river, besides bolstering the defence preparedness.
  • It  is expected to benefit  defense preparedness and facilitate the army in their operations.

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