Bih/Hin: डेहरी आन सोन dehri ān son
‘Threshold’ Town, Bihar
From Hin: देहरी dēharī, ‘threshold’
The 784km Sone river is one of India’s longest. Here at Dehri it yields a bonanza of sand making Dehri the Sand Capital of India.
It is likely that Dehri’s important position as a river crossing betwen Varanasi in the west bank and Gaya on the east lies behind its name.
The 3 km, 3-track Nehru Setu Dehari-Songar bridge over the Sone river is the longest railway bridge in India.