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"Bar Council of India invites Chief Minister to Gujarat Bar Council Golden Jubilee in Feb of India: Narendra Modi"

Ahmedabad, Saturday: A delegation of Bar Council of India (BCI) led by its Chairman Manan Kumar Mishra today called on Chief Minister Mr. Narendra Modi and invited him to address the valedictory function of the golden jubilee of Gujarat Bar Council to be held under the aegis of BCI in February 2014.

The delegation regretted the Central Government’s apathy towards the professional problems of the 17-lakh strong members of the BCI, despite illustrious lawyers like Mahatma Gandhi having remained the member of Ahmedabad City Advocates Association once.

Bar Counicle of India members meet HON C M Narenandra modi

They discussed ways with Mr. Modi as to how to uphold the dignity of the profession befitting the high tradition of our judicial system and make it people-oriented. The delegation respected Mr. Modi’s nationalism and expected Mr. Modi to stand up to future expectations.

Mr. Modi called for optimum application of technology in Bar Council, judiciary and profession. He listed the steps undertaken in this direction in Gujarat, notably the facility of e-Library in Gujarat Bar Council, advanced studies and training in Forensic Science University for fast and simple justice.

Bar Counicle of India members meet HON C M Narenandra modi

Bar Counicle of India members meet HON C M Narenandra modi

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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.