Dhubri-Phulbari Bridge is a proposed bridge over the Brahmaputra river between Assam and Meghalaya in North-East India.
- This is a four lane bridge over the Brahmaputra between Dhubri (on North Bank) and Phulbari (on South Bank). The proposed Bridge will be located on NH-127B, originating from Srirampur on NH-27 (East-West Corridor), and terminating at Nongstoin on NH-106 in the State of Meghalaya. It will connect Dhubri in Assam to Phulbari, Tura, Rongram and Rongjeng in Meghalaya.
- This bridge, as per the original plan, would be completed by 2027-28. It would be India’s longest bridge over water and would span more than 19 kilometres.
- The bridge would reduce the distance between Phulbari in West Meghalaya and Dhubri West Assam from 200 kilometres to almost 19 kilometres.
- JICA is a governmental agency that delivers the bulk of Official Development Assistance (ODA) for the Government of Japan. This company would be helping India build the bridge.
- The need for this bridge was felt in April 2012, when a boat carrying 305 passengers had capsized on the Brahmaputra. The disaster killed almost 103 people.
- It will save the distance and time needed to travel to Bhutan and Bangladesh.The project would benefit more than 2 million commuters from Bangladesh to Bhutan through Dalu in Meghalaya on India Bangladesh border.
- Currently the vehicles take a 200km detour using the Naranarayan Bridge that is 60 km upstream.This new bridge would provide for the missing link between NH 127M from Meghalaya to Assam.
- Also small boats run in the river from Dhubri to Phulbari, which would no longer be the route once the bridge becomes functional.
The 55 km-long road from Serampore in West Bengal to Dhubri, Assam will be constructed, beginning October this year.
A two-lane Bridge on the Brahmaputra between Majuli (North Bank) and Jorhat (South Bank).
The bridge will be located on NH-715K and will connect Neematighat (on Jorhat side) and Kamalabari (on Majuli side). The Construction of the bridge has been a long demand of the people of Majuli who for generations have been dependent on the ferry services to connect with the mainland of Assam.