First survey conducted for the Bogibeel bridge
cum road bridge
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
QUESTION NO 1408
ANSWERED ON 21.12.2018
Bogibeel rail cum road bridge
1408 Shri Santiuse Kujur
Will the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to state :-
(a) whether it is a fact that Bogibeel rail-cum-road bridge is a project under the railways;
(b) when was the first survey conducted for the Bogibeel bridge, the details thereof;
(c) when was the fund sanctioned and released for conducting the first survey of the Bogibeel bridge;
(d) when was the project inaugurated; and
(e) by when the project would be completed?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (SHRI RAJEN GOHAIN)
(a) to (c): Yes, Sir. Techno-economic feasibility study was conducted during 1982-84 and report received in Railway Board in 1984. Thereafter detailed investigation was carried out and report prepared in January, 1988. Final Location Survey (FLS) and detailed investigation for the Bogibeel Rail-cum-Road Bridge over river Brahmaputra along with link lines on north and south banks near Dibrugarh (73 km) was sanctioned in Railway Budget 1996-97 at a cost of ` 2 crore. FLS was started after its sanction and completed during year 2000.
(d) & (e): Foundation stone was laid in January, 1998. Work commenced in April, 2002 after completion of land acquisition. All works of this project have been completed in December, 2018 and will be commissioned shortly.