Guwahati: Assam government has set a deadline of the year 2026 to complete all major ongoing infrastructure projects related to roadways. On Thursday, chairing a review meeting of the state’s Public Works (Roads) Department at the Road Research Institute at Fatasil Ambari here, chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the ongoing constructions including the bridges in Guwahati have been going on in full swing and are likely to be completed within the stipulated time-frame.
Various projects such as the ongoing construction of the Guwahati-North Guwahati flyover, Palasbari-Suwalkuchi bridge and various issues related to the Asom Mala scheme were figured prominently in the meeting.
Speaking to media persons at the end of the meeting, the chief minister stated that in association with World Bank, and Asian Development Bank, among others, the Public Works (Roads) department of the government of Assam was implementing numerous crucial projects in the state.
Notable among these were the Rs 2,608-crore Guwahati-North Guwahati Bridge, and Rs 3,197-crore Palasbari-Suwalkuchi Bridge, to name a few. These apart projects worth several crores were under various stages of implementation under the Asom Mala project.
He further stated that recently, the state government had been able to get approval for two projects of immense significance from the Centre.
The first was the Rs 3,800-crore reconstruction of the road network of the Dima Hasao region that was damaged by the devastating flood earlier this year and the second was the Rs 4,000-crore conversion of 11 wooden bridges to concrete bridges.
He also spoke about the initiatives being taken for the construction of three additional flyovers near Cycle Factory, Fatasil, and Down Town Hospital.
He said that the aim was to complete the majority of the major projects by 2026.