Concrete steps have transformed lives of people: PM Modi

Concrete steps have transformed lives of people: PM Modi

Concrete steps have transformed lives of people: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday led the celebration for the National Democratic Alliance's (NDA) three years in power from Assam where he inaugurated India's longest bridge, spanning 9.3km across the Brahmaputra, which promises to turn the north-east into a showpiece of infrastructure development. Ar around 1:50 pm, Modi is expected to leave for Guhawati, where he will lay the foundation stone of the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), the first such institute come up in the Northeast, he had said in another tweet.

"The honest people are happy and they have faith in this government", the Prime Minister said adding, "We had made a decision to take strong steps against black money in the very first meeting of the Union Cabinet".

Named after Assamese singer Bhupen Hazarika, who hailed from Sadia, this bridge will reduce the travel time between the two states from six hours to just one hour, reported PTI.

Concrete steps have transformed lives of people: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi presented on Friday his government's three-year report card, listing several achievements on the social and economic fronts, including transformation of the country's agriculture sector, which he said will double farmers' income by 2022. Had Atalji won the elections in 2004 again, the bridge would have been completed ten years back, ” Modi said.

Addressing a large public meeting on the occasion, the Prime Minister congratulated the State Government in Assam and Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, for the work done by them in the State.

Mr Modi pointed out, "In 2003, one of our MLAs Jagdish Bhuyan wrote to Vajpayee ji requesting for such a bridge".

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On the stage at Khanapara in Guwahati this evening, beside the Prime Minister, the chief minister and his senior cabinet colleagues and coalition partners sat N. Biren Singh and Pema Khandu, the respective chief ministers of Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh - the two other states of the region that have BJP governments. We should now commit ourselves to taking the country to new heights in the next five years.

The Prime Minister also vowed to intensify the battle against black money "even if I have to pay a heavy price for it".

" The bridge project will promote tourism in a big scale in the region".

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The bridge is built at a cost of Rs 2,096 crores.

The company supplied 17,000 tonnes of cement for the bridge which connects Arunachal Pradesh and Assam, said a release from the cement company. "We are committed to serving the region & enhancing its progress".

With the help of this new bridge, the army would be able to enter Arunachal Pradesh, which borders China, much more quickly and easily.

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