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Specialized universities set up by GoG will become best centers producing expert human resources: CM

Chief Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated the centennial celebration of Sarvjanik Education Society of Surat. Speaking on the occasion he said the specialized universities started by the Gujarat government viz. Teachers’ University (IITE), Sports University, Rakshashakti University and Forensic Science University will become the best centers which will produce the expert human resources.

The seed sown a hundred years back by the banks of Tapi has bloomed into a huge tree today, said Chief Minister while praising the organization. The organization has produced many well-known personalities even in the midst of many odds with the committed efforts of its office bearers, which is the testimonial to its historic works, he said.

During last 30 years technology has brought drastic changes in the field of education. New methods of imparting education are coming in with the speed the new mobile gadgets hitting the market, he said. He also asked the educational institutes to keep up with the rapid changes of technology sector.

A decade back Gujarat had only 11 universities giving conventional education. Now the state has as many as 41 universities running various different courses. In agriculture field the state has come up with four universities which have received the acclamation of being the centre of excellence, he said.

During last 30 years technology has brought drastic changes in the field of education. New methods of imparting education are coming in with the speed the new mobile gadgets hitting the market, he said. He also asked the educational institutes to keep up with the rapid changes of technology sector.

A decade back Gujarat had only 11 universities giving conventional education. Now the state has as many as 41 universities running various different courses. In agriculture field the state has come up with four universities which have received the acclamation of being the centre of excellence, he said.

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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.