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Dalmia Cement plays key role in bridge’s construction

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World Cement,

Dalmia Cement Ltd. has reiterated its commitment to nation building by playing a key role in the construction of the Dhola-Sadiya bridge. The bridge connects Arunachal Pradesh to Assam, and was inaugurated on 26 May by Prime Minister, Shri Narenda Modi.

Dhola-Sadiya is India's longest bridge, spanning a distance of 9.15 kms across the Brahmaputra.

Dalmia Cement Lt. supplied 17 000 t of the highest grade cement for this milestone project, realized through a consortium of companies.

Mr. Puneet Dalmia, Managing Director, Dalmia Bharat Group 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."

"This is a very proud moment for us and is a watershed because it transcends business. Our role in fulfilling this longest bridge in India, illustrates the spirit of partnership between various organizations, strategic relevance and a very significant socio-economic value proposition for the North East. I see the impact of this bridge as a literal example of our campaign : 'Dil Jode, Desh Jode'," added Mr. Mahendra Singhi, Group CEO (Cement), Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd.

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