GUWAHATl: Amidst ongoing Assam assembly polls, the ministry of road transport and highways has approved over Rs 1200 Crore for multiple numbers of projects for widening national highways in the state.
On Thursday, union minister of road transport and highways, Nitin Gadkari, announcing the projects said that the ministry has a budget Rs. 636.42 Crore for the work of widening/improvement to 4 lane with paved shoulder of Tulungia – Jogighopa bridge approach section of Bilasipura – Guwahati road (NH-17) on engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) mode in the state of Assam.
He added that for work of widening/improvement to 4 Lane with paved shoulder from Sagunbashi forest to starting of Krishnai Bypass section of Bilasipura – Guwahati road (NH-17) in the state of Assam has been approved with a budget of Rs 286.72 Crore.
Gadkari tweeted further: “Work of widening/improvement to 4 Lane with paved shoulder of Parokhuwa – Dokmoka section of NH-29 on EPC mode in the state of Assam has been approved with a budget Rs. 335.88 Cr.”
Earlier, during an election rally in Assam’s Dharmapur, the senior BJP leader said road projects worth Rs 2 lakh crore will be completed in Assam if the BJP is voted to power for the second time.
Besides Assam, the ministry also approved budgets for several projects across various states on Thursday.
On Thursday, Assam was undergoing its second phase of polls. Another or the final phase of the state polls would be held on April 6. The first phase has recorded a voter turnout of nearly 80 percent.