DGP Saikia was accompanied by Special Director General of Police (Special Branch) Pallab Bhattacharya.
After visiting the bridge, which is supposed to be inaugurated in this year-end, DGP Saikia, on his Twitter handle, stated: “Bridges are so vital – connecting people economically, socially and emotionally!”
Following the visit, the DGP had a review meeting with the officials concerned on the security arrangements before and after the inauguration of the strategically important bridge of the State.
DGP Saikia further tweeted: “Visited the Bogibeel bridge over the Brahmaputra and reviewed the security requirements.”
It may be mentioned that Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on September 2, 2018, also reviewed the progress of the constriction work of the Bogibeel bridge at Dibrugarh.
While inspecting the construction site of the bridge here, Sonowal said by this year end the bridge would be commissioned and he would request Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate it.
Talking to media persons at the project site, Sonowal said, “Bogibeel bridge will be inaugurated by this year. The Railway authority has assured that the bridge will be completed very shortly.”
“The bridge will not only facilitate connectivity between north and south banks of the Brahmaputra in the eastern region of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh but it will be a major boost to defence logistics along the border. The Central Government will decide the name of the bridge,” added Sonowal.
— Kula Saikia, IPS (@saikia_kula) September 19, 2018