Information about Naranarayan Setu

Naranarayan Setu (Assamese: নৰনাৰায়ণ সেতু) (IPA - nɑ:rəˈnərɑ:jənə/nɑ:rəˈnəraɪjənə ˈseɪtu:) is the third bridge to have been constructed over the Brahmaputra River in Assam, India. It is a double-deck bridge with a railway track on the lower deck and a road on the upper deck. It has a length of 2. 284 kilometres and connects Jogighopa, a town of Bongaigaon District on the north with Pancharatna, a town of Goalpara District on the south. The bridge was inaugurated on 15 April 1998 by Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the Prime Minister of India at that time. Construction was carried out by the consortium of The Braithwaite Burn and Jessop Construction Company Limited(BBJ). The approximate cost of construction of this bridge is Rs. 301 crore. This bridge is located on route of National Highway 17, erstwhile route NH-31B.