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Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modiyesterday inaugurated state-of-the-art new Birla Century Textile mill at Jhagadia in Bharuch district. Birla Century is a division of Century Textiles and Industries Limited. It covers wide range of products that include Shirtings, Suitings, Fancy and Finer Fabrics, Bed and Cover, Bed Linen and ready to wear garments.

Birla Century is spread over 100 acres of land.The total constructed area of the mill covers about 45 acres of land. Another 40 acres has been utilized for landscaping. The mill has a capacity of producing around 25 million meters of high quality fine and super fine 100% cotton fabrics. The mill has been relocated here from Maharashtra with investment of Rs. 850 crore. It will provide employment to about 1,000 persons.

Commenting on the opening of the mill Mr. Kumar Mangalam Birla said, “We are extremely thankful to the Gujarat Govt. especially Mr. Narendra Modi for supporting our endeavors in continuing the legacy of the Birla Group. We expect Birla Century to have a turnover of about Rs. 500 crore with around 50% of earnings coming from exports to countries like USA, UK, Europe and Japan.”

Set up with an investment of about Rs. 850 crore Birla Century has state-of-the-art machines with about 95% of them imported from countries such as Germany, Switzerland, Belgium and USA. Birla Century also has an Effluent Treatment Plant with zero discharge and a captive power plant generating energy from piped natural gas.

CTIL Chairman Mr. B K Birla, Shri Saurabh Patel, Minister of State for Finance & Energy, Mrs. Sarala Birla, Mrs. Rajashree Birla and Mrs. Neerja Birla were also present in the function.

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PM to inaugurate India's longest bridge in Assam
May 25, 2017
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Road connectivity in the North-East will see a major transformation: PM to inaugurate India’s longest bridge
Dhola-Sadia Bridge to provide efficient road connectivity to remote and backward areas which have poor road infrastructure
Dhola-Sadia Bridge to give a major boost to overall economic development in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh

Road connectivity in the North-East will see a major transformation when Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurates the country’s longest river bridge –the Dhola- Sadiya Bridge in Assam tomorrow. This new, three lane, 9.15 kilometre bridge has been built over river Lohit, a tributary of the Brahmaputra, linking Dhola in Assam to Sadiya in Arunachal Pradesh. The bridge will fill a huge connectivity gap that has existed in the region. Till now, the only means to cross the Brahmaputra at this location has been by ferry only in day-time and even this is not possible during floods. The last bridge over the Brahmaputra was the Kalia Bhomora Bridge at Tejpur. This will however change from tomorrow with the Dhola-Sadiya bridge ensuring 24X7 connectivity between upper Assam and Eastern part of Arunachal Pradesh.

The bridge will also reduce the distance from Rupai on NH- 37 in Assam to Meka/Roing on NH-52 in Arunachal Pradesh by 165 KM. The travel time between the two places will come down from the current six hours to just one hour – a total five hour reduction. This will result in saving of petrol and diesel worth Rs 10 Lakh per day.

The Dhola-Sadiya bridge promises to usher in prosperity in the North-East. It will provide efficient road connectivity to remote and backward areas which have poor road infrastructure. This bridge will also give a major boost to overall economic development of the areas north of Brahmaputra in upper Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. It will also cater to the strategic requirements of the country in the border areas of Arunachal Pradesh, besides facilitating numerous hydro power projects coming up in the state , as it is the most sought after route for various power project developers.

The total length of the Dhola-Sadiya Bridge project, including the approach roads on each side, is 28.50 km. The length of the bridge itself is 9.15 Km. It has been constructed on BOT Annuity basis at a total cost of Rs 2,056 crore, as part of the Arunachal Package of Roads and Highways under the Ministry’s SPECIAL ACCELERATED ROAD DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME for NORTH EAST (SARDP-NE). The objective was to bring the people of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh closer to each other.