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Government of India
Ministry of Railways
25-July-2014 15:20 IST
Bogibeel Rail-Cum-Road Bridge Project Targeted for Completion by March 2017

Physical works of both North and South guide bunds, 44 km long rail link from Chaulkhowa - Moranhat, 14 km long north bank rail link and 8 km long south bank rail link of Bogibeel rail-cum-road bridge over river Brahmaputra have been completed. In main bridge, 36 out of 42 well foundations and 28 out of 40 piers have been completed. 2 out of 41 girders have been launched. The project has been targeted for completion by March 2017.

Bogibeel rail-cum-road bridge was sanctioned in 1997-98. Latest anticipated cost of the project is Rs. 4996 crore and an expenditure of Rs. 3041 crore has been incurred upto March, 2014. An outlay of Rs. 600 crore has been provided for the year 2014-15.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Manoj Sinha in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.