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On the morning of Sunday 15th December, which is the Punya Tithi of Iron Man of India Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Shri Narendra Modi flagged off the ‘Run for Unity’ in Vadodara. Over 40 lakh people across over 1100 locations all over India joined the ‘Run for Unity.’ Shri Narendra Modi said that this run is being held with a determination to unite the people, unite the villages and unite the nation. He described the ‘Run for Unity’ as a matter of Rashtra Bhakti and an effort to fulfill the dreams and aspirations of the people of India. Shri Modi called for integrating the future generations with the message of unity.

Shri Modi paid rich tributes to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his Punya Tithi. He said, “Sardar Patel devoted his life to unify the nation. He integrated the common people in the freedom struggle and made efforts to rid the nation of the colonial mindset. He undid the mindset of divisiveness and united the nation. When we remember Gandhi ji we remember truth, non-violence, sacrifice, simplicity, Satyagraha; when we remember Sardar Patel we remember Ekta, Surajya and Kisan (unity, good governance and the farmer).

Narendra Modi flags off ‘Run for Unity’ in Vadodara

He categorically stated that India’s diversity is India’s strength. Shri Modi gave the Mantra of ‘Akhandata Me Ekta, Hindustan Ki Visheshta’ (Unity in diversity, this is India’s strength). He further stated, “Our diversity is not something that is on paper. It is the manifestation of our strength. It is not only our identity but also our tradition.” Shri Modi avowed that there can be no bigger inspiration for the message of unity than Sardar Patel. Shri Modi said that good governance is the need of the hour and that it is India’s tradition to move ahead with a spirit of Jan Bhagidari.

Earlier, Shri Modi flagged off the 21 km and 15 km run. He also flagged off the 5 km run. The ‘Run for Unity’ has generated a phenomenal response all over the nation. Former Deputy PM of India and senior BJP leader flagged off the ‘Run for Unity’ in Ahmedabad.

Narendra Modi pays rich tributes to Sardar Patel

Narendra Modi pays rich tributes to Sardar Patel

Narendra Modi pays rich tributes to Sardar Patel

Narendra Modi pays rich tributes to Sardar Patel

Narendra Modi pays rich tributes to Sardar Patel

Narendra Modi flags off ‘Run for Unity’ in Vadodara

Narendra Modi flags off ‘Run for Unity’ in Vadodara

Narendra Modi flags off ‘Run for Unity’ in Vadodara

Narendra Modi flags off ‘Run for Unity’ in Vadodara

Narendra Modi flags off ‘Run for Unity’ in Vadodara

Narendra Modi pays rich tributes to Sardar Patel

Narendra Modi pays rich tributes to Sardar Patel

Narendra Modi pays rich tributes to Sardar Patel

Narendra Modi pays rich tributes to Sardar Patel

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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.