Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma inaugurates India's longest road arch bridge

The Wahrew Bridge will connect Bholaganj and Sohbar with Nongjri which is located about 39 km from the state capital Shillong.


(PHOTO: Twitter)

India's longest road arch bridge - Wahrew Bridge - was inaugurated by Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma at Sohbar village in East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya on Friday.

Taking to Twitter, the chief minister said that the bridge, built over the Wahrew river at Tharia, Sohbar village in the state, will connect Bholaganj and Sohbar with Nongjri which is located about 39 km from the state capital Shillong.

Sangma said that the bridge was constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 49.395 crore under the Non-Lapsable Central Pool of Resources (NLCPR) of the Development of North East Region (DoNER) Ministry.

"Inaugurated the Longest Road Arch Bridge in India, the Wahrew Bridge at #Sohbar constructed at ₹49.395 Cr under NLCPR of @MDoNER_India, connecting Bholaganj & Sohbar to Nongjri. We dedicate this to the progress of the area & (L)Dr Donkupar Roy," the chief minister tweeted.

Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong, Assembly Speaker Metbah Lyngdoh, MLA Balajied Synrem, CEM of KHADC Titos Khain, MDC T Dkhar, Sordars and officials of the PWD Department also attended the function.

Sohbar village is situated about 75 km from Shillong. 

First Published:Jan. 22, 2021, 6:02 p.m.

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