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"PM to witness launch on ISRO’s PSLV-C23 on 30th June"
"On 29th June PM to witness PSLV-C23 launch vehicle and GSLV Mk III Vehicle Assembly Building"
"PSLV-C23 will carry five satellites from foreign countries including France, Singapore, Canada and Germany"

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will witness the launch of ISRO’s PSLV-C23 at Sriharikota. The PM will reach Sriharikota on 29th June 2014. On the same day, he will witness the PSLV-C23 launch vehicle and would be briefed about the same by scientists. On the same day he will witness GSLV Mk III Vehicle Assembly Building and would be briefed about the same by scientists.

 On the 30th at 9:52 AM IST Shri Modi will witness the lift-off and will interact with Mission Executives and senior functionaries. The Prime Minister will share his thoughts on the occasion.

 This would be the 27th flight of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle. PSLV-C23 will carry five satellites from foreign countries, one each from France, Singapore and Germany and two from Canada.

 More about PSLV-C23:

Height 44.4 meters
Diameter 2.8 meters
Vehicle Lift-off Mass 230 tonnes
Four-stage vehicle- with alternate Solid, Liquid, Solid & Liquid propellants in the four stages.

India’s Space Programme has a rich history of innovation. So far ISRO has accomplished 114 space missions with 71 Indian satellites and 43 launch vehicles. ISRO also works very closely with other nations and world organisations to enhance space programme that benefits the larger society.

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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.