Guwahati : Kamrup administration has issued a notice mentioning about the closure of the Old Saraighat Bridge from February 10th, 2019 for repair work to be carried out by contractors.
Old Saraight Bridge to remain closed for repair work
The National Highway Authority of India has taken precautionary steps to deal with traffic issues that could arise out following the closure of the bridge. Sanjeev Saikia, Additional SP (Kamrup), requested for over 100 steel barricades to deal with traffic problems post the closure of the Old Saraighat Bridge.
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Repair work on Old Saraighat Bridge to start from February 10, 2019
It may be noted that the Saraighat Bridge is the first rail-cum-road bridge constructed over the Brahmaputra River in Assam. The Bridge was built by the Northeast Frontier Railway, under the direction of chief engineer Bankim Chandra Ganguli. The brigde was completed in September 1962 and the first engine rolled across it on September 23rd, 1962, followed by Good Train service from October 31st, 1962.
The roadway opened in March 1963. The then Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru dedicated the bridge and formally named it after the Battle of Saraighat on June 7th, 1963.