- The state-owned steel making firm provided TMT rebars, structural & plates for the bridge’s construction.
- The company supplied more than 50% of the steel used in the construction activities.
Steel Authority of India Ltd. (SAIL), a renowned Indian state-owned steel production company, has reportedly announced that it has supplied approximately 35,400 tons of steel for the construction of the second biggest rail & road bridge in Asia, the Bogibeel Bridge.
Reports cite, the 4.94-kilometer-long bridge, constructed over the river Brahmaputra, was inaugurated for the road as well as rail traffic by the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi.
According to a report by The Hindu Business Line, the new bridge would be significantly reducing the travel time by four hours between Arunachal Pradesh and Assam and would also eliminate more than 170-kilometer long detour that goes through Tinsukia. Moreover, the bridge would also reduce the train travel time from the nation’s capital Delhi to Dibrugarh approximately by three hours, making the total travel time to 34 hours as opposed to the present 37 hours.
The public sector undertaking (PSU) reportedly released a statement that said it has supplied more than 35,400 metric tons of steel for the project’s construction over the Brahmaputra river. The company further added that it provided steel products such as TMT rebars, structural and plates for the rail & road bridge, which incorporates composite-welded steel truss girders inside its structures.
Reports claim, the 4.94-kilometer-long bridge has been constructed at a total cost of INR 5,900 crores and more than 50% of the steel used in the project’s construction was wholly supplied by SAIL.
According to reports, the bridge would also enable the nation to carry out faster deployment of troops & supplies to the state of Arunachal Pradesh, which shares a border with the nation’s northern neighbor China.