Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Friday inaugurated the Wahrew Bridge in Sohbar village in East Khasi Hills district.
Sohbar located at around 50 km from the capital, Shillong, is a popular destination for river camping among the tourist.
The bridge was contructed for Rs 49.395 crore under the Non-Lapsable Central Pool of Resources (NLCPR) Scheme of Planning Commission.
Sangma claims it to be the longest road arch bridge in India.
The CM tweeted, “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.”
Currently, Godavri Arch Bridge, across Godavri river in Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh is the longest in India with a length of 2,745 metres.