DIBRUGARH, Dec 28 � Work on the Rs 987 crore Bogibeel bridge superstructure is all set to commence, with a joint venture group led by Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) bagging the work order from the Railway Board after almost a year�s delay. The HCC-led joint venture has two other partner firms in the work: DSD Brouckenbau GmBH of Germany and another Indian firm, VNR Infrastructures Limited.
HCC is one of the leading engineering firms of the country. Among others, the company is associated with the Delhi Metro, the Worli Sea Link in Mumbai and several express highway projects in the country and abroad.
Today, the deputy chief engineer in charge of the Bogibeel superstructure works, Mohinder Singh has taken charge of office at the Bogibeel Project Office here. He said he is keen to see the time bound completion of the bridge, so that the public could avail vastly improved transport facilities across both banks of the Brahmaputra here.
The Bogibeel bridge here would have a length of 4.315 kms. A rail-cum-road bridge, the structure would have double BG railway lines on the lower deck and a three lane highway on the upper deck.
With work progressing on the gauge conversion on the Rangiya-Murkongselek section on the north bank of the river, railway infrastructure is set for vast improvement in the State in the next four years. Railway sources said they are keen to extend the Murkong Selek line upto Pasighat.