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6) Discuss the multifaceted advantages offered by Bogibeel bridge and how it aids the Act East policy for india?(250 words)

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6) Discuss the multifaceted advantages offered by Bogibeel bridge and how it aids the Act East policy for india?(250 words)

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Why this question

The article discusses the significance of the newly inaugurated Bogibeel bridge connecting Assam and Arunachal Pradesh and the immense advantages this holds for North eastern states which are already infrastructure deficient. The article discusses the issue in detail and needs to be prepared.

Key demand of the question

The question expects us to bring out the advantages of Bogibeel bridge for Northeast in particular and India in general. Thereafter, we need to bring out the need of such infrastructural development in North East where Bogibeel bridge can serve as a template for development. We need to explain how it helps in India’s act east policy.

Directive word

Discuss – your discussion should bring out the immense advantages that the bridge has to offer and the fact that such infrastructural development is much needed in the north east.

Structure of the answer

Introduction – Highlight that the 4.9km long rail-road bridge, facilitating connectivity between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, and costing ₹5,900 crore to build, is more than just an engineering marvel—it entails a double-line railway track on the lower deck and a three-lane road on the upper deck.

Body

  • Discuss the immense advantages of the bridge
    • provides the much needed connectivity both within Assam and also to neighbouring Arunachal Pradesh, India’s strategically frontier state flanking China.
    • walks the talk on the policy of “Look East” first coined by the then Prime Minister Narasimha Rao in 1991. Projects of this nature could jump-start economic activity in the region and end its isolation.
    • North-East of India, which is landlocked, has been neglected; recent migration trends have, however, begun to ensure greater integration. This neglect had understandably triggered a sense of alienation from rest of India—a key reason stoking extremist movements in the region etc
  • Explain about India’s act east policy and how infrastructural development in North East would enable India to gain economic as well as strategic advantages.

Conclusion – Give your view on the advantages of Bogibeel bridge and the way forward for carrying out more such infrastructural development in northeast.

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