Assam to get Rs 1 lakh crore fillip to boost road and inland water transport

Assam to get Rs 1 lakh crore fillip to boost road and inland water transport |Infra Bazaar

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Centre has decided to invest around Rs 1 lakh crore to improve connectivity in Assam through improved Road and inland water communication in Assam.

While discussing several issues related to improvement of transport communication Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari along with Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal announced the budget sanctioned for Assam in a meeting at New Delhi.

An official release said Gadkari asked the state government to identify 1200-kilomters of new stretch of road for converting the same into national highways. He also announced the plans to increase the Central Roads Fund to Rs 800 crore from earlier sanctioned limit of Rs 450 crore.

For relieving traffic congestion on Guwahati by-pass, Gadkari announced to construct a new 4-lane road from Changsari to Kuruwa along the Northern Bank of Brahmaputra with a 6-lane bridge over Brahmaputra between Kuruwa and Narengi. He also approved Sivsagar-Desangmukh-Tekeliphuta-Dhakuakhana-North Lakhimpur-Majuli-Jorhat road project.

Officials have been asked to explore the scope for an alternative alignment and prepare DPR covering 62-kilometer-long vulnerable stretch in Dima Hasao District along with 4-laning of the East West corridor.

Strengthening stretches from Agomoni to Golokganj, Gauripur to Panbari and Bangalipara on Bilasipara, Gadkari has also approved development projects along the National Highway-36, among others.

The minister approved the proposal for construction of flyovers at several areas. He also sanctioned Rs 30 crore for installation of solar LED Light in the Dhola-Sadia Bridge which is to be inaugurated soon.