Will enhance connectivity between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh

BHEL's Welding Research Institute (WRI) here has joined hands with Mumbai-based Hindustan Construction Co Ltd. (HCC) for building India's longest railway bridge over the Brahmaputra that would enhance connectivity between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.

Earlier this month, the Memorandum of Understanding documents were exchanged between S. Suresh, General Manager, WRI, and Kishore, Head, Transport Sector, HCC.

‘Nation building'

Describing the synergy between the two organisations as a facet of nation-building, the Executive Director of BHEL Tiruchi A.V. Krishnan said the MoU that entails providing welding consultancy, procedure development, inspection and distortion control, training of welding engineers, supervisors and welders as per European standards, will pave the way for the speedy completion of the bogey wheel project over the Brahmaputra with the latest welding techniques.

Strategic importance

The country's longest rail-cum-road bridge estimated for completion by the end of year 2015 at a cost of Rs. 3,230 crore would be of strategic importance, reducing the time taken for travelling between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.

The connectivity will also give a thrust to regional tourism, trade and commerce, according to Mr. Krishnan.

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