Union Minister of State for Defence, Dr Subhash Bhamre, on Tuesday inaugurated two crucial bridges in eastern Arunachal Pradesh.

The minister, who arrived at Mohanbari Air Force Station in Dibrugarh, Assam, early Tuesday morning from New Delhi on a two-day visit to the region, was received by Maj Gen Gajendra Singh, GoC, Dao Division and Gp Capt V Ahluwalia, Station Commander, Air Force Station Mohanbari.

The Minister then flew to Rowing in eastern Arunachal Pradesh where he inaugurated the two bridges. He first inaugurated the Injupani Bridge, a 140 metre long bridge on Roing-Koronu-Paya road, which is a part of Trans-Arunachal Highway. The Injupani Bridge would provide an uninterrupted access between Roing and Tezu, both important district headquarters in Arunachal Pradesh.

Bhamre later inaugurated the Deopani/Eze Bridge, which is 300 metre long pre-stressed concrete balanced cantilever bridge over the Eze river at Roing in Arunachal Pradesh. Dedicating both the bridges to the Nation, the Minister praised the commendable work being done by Project Udayak of the Border Roads Organization (BRO) in this region. He appreciated the timely completion of these crucial bridges, which would provide round the year connectivity to the strategic Dibang valley bordering China. Lt Gen SK Shrivastava, Director General, Border Roads highlighted the hurdles faced by the BRO in the forms of turbulent flash floods and difficulty in sinking of well foundation in the boulder-riddled river bed.

Brigadier Rakshvir, chief engineer, Udayak, expressed his gratitude to the minister for sparing his valuable time and coming to inaugurate the bridges. The inauguration programme was attended by the local dignitaries and a huge gathering of local residents.

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