Bogibeel Bridge
North East  /  Published 01.01.19

When traffic stood still on Bogibeel bridge

An unprecedented rush of picnickers at Bogibeel bridge on New Year’s Day resulted in traffic congestion on both sides of the approach road to the bridge. Every year, large crowds gather near Bogibee...
By Avik Chakraborty in Dibrugarh

North East  /  Published 28.12.18

Tourists litter ‘lifeline’ bridge

Dibrugrah resident Bhabesh Bailong, 62, who came to see the Bogibeel bridge as a tourist on Friday, was stunned to see it littered and ended up cleaning it himself. “Bogibeel bridge is our lifeline ...
By Vinod Kumar Singh in Dhemaji

North East  /  Published 27.12.18

Bogibeel jetty loses its bustle

Forty-year-old Shankar Sahani is at a loss after the shutdown of the Bogibeel ferry ghat.The ghat, which has been functioning since 2004, was shut down after the rail-cum-road bridge was inaugurated b...
By Avik Chakraborty in Dibrugarh

North East  /  Published 15.12.18

Debate over Bogibeel bridge’s name

A debate over the naming of Bogibeel bridge continues weeks before its inauguration by Prime minister Narendra Modi on December 25. The indigenous organisations of Assam are demanding that the bridge ...
By Avik Chakraborty in Dibrugarh

North East  /  Published 11.12.18

Sonowal on bridge recce

Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday instructed Dibrugarh deputy commissioner Laya Madduri and Dhemaji deputy commissioner Roshni Aparanji Korati to make necessary arrangements for smoot...
By Avik Chakraborty in Dibrugarh


North East  /  Published 26.12.18

Focus on Manmohan, courtesy Modi: Congress

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s apparent attempt to ensure that the BJP-led Centre gets the sole credit for the construction of the Bogibeel bridge in Assam, India’s longest rail-cum-road bridge in...
By Our Special Correspondent in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 25.12.18

Narendra Modi targets Congress at bridge launch

While stressing on transformation of the economy through transportation at the inauguration of Bogibeel bridge on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took several subtle potshots at the Opposition C...
By Our Special Correspondent in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 22.12.18

Citizens body backs Bogibeel as bridge name

The Dibrugarh Nagarik Sangha on Saturday said India’s longest rail-cum-road bridge should be named Bogibeel bridge, opposing the demand by various communities and organisations to name the bridge af...
By Avik Chakraborty in Dibrugarh

North East  /  Published 22.10.18

1st train tests Brahmaputra’s Bogibeel bridge

Making history, a rail engine with 15 coaches crossed the Bogibeel bridge during its maiden trial run from Dhamalgaon railway station (Dibrugarh) to Tangani railway station (Dhemaji) on Monday. The 4....
By Avik Chakraborty in Dibrugarh

Opinion  /  Published 08.01.19

A naming debate longer than the longest bridge

Allahabad became Prayagraj last week, in time for the Kumbh mela at the confluence (prayag) of the Yamuna, Ganga and mythical Saraswati, starting a week from now. In this season of ‘naming’, the C...
By Sudipta Bhattacharjee


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