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India's longest single-lane steel cable suspension bridge inaugurated in AP

The Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Pema Khandu inaugurated India's longest single-lane steel cable suspension bridge over Siang River in Upper Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh.
India's longest single-lane steel cable suspension bridge inaugurated in AP

Details about the Bridge:

  • The bridge is 300-metre-long and is also known as Byorung bridge.
  • The bridge will reduce the distance between Yingkiong and Tuting in Arunachal Pradesh by almost 40 km.
  • The bridge was constructed under the non-lapsable central pool of resources (NLCPR) of Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region at a cost of Rs 48.43 crore.
  • The bridge would be of great help to around 20,000 people on living on both sides of the Siang river.
  • The bridge will also bolster defense preparedness and facilitate the army in their operations.

About the Siang River:

  • The Siang River is considered as the lifeline of Arunachal Pradesh.
  • The Tsangpo river originates in the Angsi Glacier in the Himalayas.
  • The river enters India through Arunachal Pradesh where it is called as Siang.
  • The river is also called as Dihang in the plain regions.
  • As the river flows through the plains it is joined by the rivers Dibang and Lohit.
  • Downstream of the confluence of Lohit, the river is called as Brahmaputra.

Question:

Q. Over which river is India's longest single-lane steel cable suspension bridge built?
a. Ganga
b. Yamuna
c. Siang
d. Kaveri
India's longest single-lane steel cable suspension bridge inaugurated in AP India's longest single-lane steel cable suspension bridge inaugurated in AP Reviewed by Inderjeet Virdi on January 12, 2019 Rating: 5

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