Guwahati: To minimize man-animal conflict and traffic congestion at the same time, the Assam government has decided to prepare detailed project reports (DPRs) to construct at least seven elephant underpasses in elephant corridors in the city and outskirts.
On Tuesday, chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma informed that the state cabinet has approved preparing of DPRs for the construction of elephant underpasses in seven elephant corridors located parallel to the railway line between Azara and Kamakhya Railway Stations along the boundary of Deepor Beel on Rani Koinadhara Road
Besides, the cabinet also approved the DPRs for the construction of two elevated roads across Deepor Beel between Swahid Smarak and Koinadhara Road.
On the other hand, the state cabinet also gave its nod for preparing the DPRs for constructing flyovers at the Downtown hospital area, Rajiv Bhawan area and Fatasil Chariali on RK Choudhury Road in Guwahati.
A DPR will be prepared for the improvement and widening of Assam Trunk Road from Garal to Palashbari (7.5 km approx) in Guwahati.
For streamlining traffic movement consultancy services for nine projects awarded to RITES Ltd on a nomination basis for Rs 24.57 cr to reduce traffic congestion and streamline traffic. DPRs will be prepared for the road section between km 0 + 000 to km 1 + 000 (sinking zone near Tarapur-Shibbari from km 0 + 450 to km 0 + 550) in Silchar too.
Besides, there will be feasibility studies for an elevated road from Ramnagar to Trunk Road (near RRNMU Building) of NH-37 in Silchar and the Capital point to the Circular point of Rangirkhari of NH-306 in Silchar.
The state cabinet has also voted for a policy for City Gas Distribution (CGD) policy 2022 for the promotion of the City Gas Distribution (CGD) network.
It also gave its nod to constructing an integrated Directorate complex at Betkuchi in the city which will house all the Directorates located in the city for streamlining the system of service delivery to citizens.