Dalmia Cement supplies India's longest bridge

Dalmia Cement supplies India's longest bridge
30 May 2017

Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd has supplied 17,000t of high-quality cement for the construction of the Dhola-Sadiya bridge connecting Arunachal Pradesh to Assam, which was inaugurated on Friday by India's Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.

Realised through a consortium of companies, Dhola-Sadiya is India's longest bridge, spanning a distance of 9.15km across the Brahmaputra river. It is located 540km from Guwahati in Assam and 300km from Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh. The aerial distance to the Chinese border is less than 100km.

Commenting on Dalmia Bharat’s participation in the project, Puneet Dalmia, managing director of the company, said: "It is a very salient moment as a key partner in achieving the landmark Dhola-Sadiya bridge which will cut down travel time between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh by as much as four hours.

"It is the latest expression of our association with several key projects of national importance since the commissioning of the Hirakud Dam in 1952. From ports, to metro rail projects, to military and civilian use airports, to highways, thermal and nuclear power plants, we have nurtured a 78-year-old enduring legacy of national trust and excellence."

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