BRO: Daporijo Bridge across Subansiri river in Arunachal Pradesh inaugurated
On April 20, 2020, the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Pema Khandu inaugurated a bridge across the Subansiri river. The bridge was constructed by the BRO (Border Roads Organization).
The developmental work of the Daporijo bridge was undertaken by the BRO amidst lock down. The bridge is of great importance as its links roads leading to India-Arunachal Pradesh border. The bridge was constructed in less than a month sticking to the safety precautions.
The bridge had developed cracks and caused accident in 1992. A bus fell off the bridge and none of the passengers survived the accident. The new bridge constructed can withstand 40 tonnes of weight.
The bridge is of great importance as the ration supplies, medicines and constructional materials pass through this bridge. Also, it is important for the transit of Indian Army as India and China have not demarcated their borders. This is important as China has motorable roads so close to Indian border.
Subansiri river is a tributary of Brahmaputra river. It runs through the states of Tibet and Arunachal Pradesh. The river originates in China. It joins Brahmaputra in Assam.
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