Guwahati : Two new bridges will be constructed over the Brahmaputra River in Assam connecting the north and south banks of the river. This was informed by Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal after meeting with Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari.
CM Sonowal has requested the Union Minister for the early start of the construction work of the bridges, one connecting Sivasagar – Desangmukh – Tekeliphuta – Dhakuakhana and another connecting North Lakhimpur – Majuli and Jorhat under the Special Accelerated Road Development. Programme for the northeastern states. To this Gadkari informed that preliminary work has been completed and construction work will start very soon.
An elaborate discussion was held in the meeting discussing the status of highways in Assam under the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) and the National Highways & Infrastructure Development Corporation Limted (NHIDCL).
CM Sonowal urged the Union Minister for the speedy completion of the four-lane works and proper maintenance of the existing stretches of the National Highways.
The Chief Minister also sighted troubles faced by the locals due to the slow-paced work in the construction of several stretches of National Highways. The Union Minister’s intervention has been requested by the state government in the construction of the roadways and highways.