The Chief Minister of
Arunachal Pradesh “Pema Khandu” inaugurated the Longest Single Lane Steel Cable Bridge of India on January 9, 2019.
India's longest 300-meter single-lane steel cable suspension bridge is built over Siang River in Arunachal Pradesh's
Upper Siang district
bordering from China
suspension bridge is also known as Byorung Bridge
. The bridge was built at a total cost of Rs. 4,843 Crore and was
funded by the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DONER) under the Non Lapsable Central Pool of Resources scheme (NLCPR).
This bridge will help in reducing the distance between Yingkiong and Tuting town by almost 40 km. The earlier road length was 192 km and this will save a lot of time of the commuters. It is expected that the bridge will
benefit about 20,000 people residing on both sides of the bank of Siang River and will also boost the military preparations and activities.
The Central government has also sanctioned the 268 road projects worth Rs. 3,800 Crore under the
Gramin Sadak Yojana (PMGSY). Mr. Khandu also announced about the Rs. 10 Crore for a project to minimize the level of erosion at the river bank at Yingkiong and Tuting. Upper Siang district has two PMGSY projects sanctioned and is estimated to cost Rs. 124.65 Crore.