Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma, on the first day of New Year laid the foundation stone for a four-lane elevated corridor in Guwahati as an initiative to transform the capital city of the State into the ‘Gateway to South Asia’.
The flyover measuring 5053.20m in length and elevated at 5.70m will be developed at an estimated cost of ₹852.68 cr. It will be Guwahati’s longest flyover connecting Dighalipukhuri with Noonmati and have extended arms towards GNB Road, West Dighalipukhuri Road, and Rajgarh Road. The project will be developed under the supervision of the State Public Works (Road) Department.
Speaking at the occasion, Dr Sarma said that the Assam Government has been working relentlessly to transform the State into a developed one in near future. The idea of the flyover for which the foundation stone has been laid on the first day of the current year is a manifestation of the fact that the State is moving towards a new dawn, the Chief Minister said.
The flyover on its completion would aid in a seamless and smooth traffic movement in the city for the next 25 years, said the Chief Minister, adding that the Government will take all measures possible to minimise inconveniences to the people during its construction.
He said that the target set to complete construction has been fixed at 30 months.
Indicating the State Government’s commitment towards incorporating eco-friendly measures in policymaking, the Chief Minister said there will be a departure from the earlier practice of felling trees and instead, the focus will be on using technologies such as transplanting or relocating trees for the construction of the flyover.