Adding momentum to the development of South Assam, Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma inaugurated and laid foundations for several projects worth ₹767 cr in Barak Valley last month.
During a two-day tour of the region, he unveiled 75 schemes encompassing 18,869 beneficiaries from eight Legislative Assembly Constituencies in Cachar and Hailakandi districts. He inaugurated five schemes involving a financial outlay of ₹229 cr and laid the foundations for four projects worth₹538 cr.
Dr. Sarma laid the foundations for an integrated DC office of Cachar involving an outlay of ₹48 cr and a convention centre worth
₹ 16 cr in Silchar. The Chief Minister also laid the foundation stone for improvement of a road measuring 22 km from Borkhola to Kalain. It will cost ₹ 210 cr. He laid the foundation stone of a 24-km road from Cechabari to Hailakandi which will cost ₹264 cr.
On the other hand, the Chief Minister inaugurated three bridges over the Barak River and unveiled a statue of Lachit Barphukan on the premises of DC office in Cachar besides unveiling a statue of Bharat Ratna Atal Behari Vajpayee in Hailakandi.
Speaking at a public meeting held at DSA Field in Silchar, Chief Minister Dr. Sarma said that the Government of Assam is giving priority in promoting road infrastructure of Barak Valley along with the development of other sectors. He announced construction of a bridge at Silghat. He said that the three bridges that he inaugurated during the tour will not only improve transportation in south Assam but will also aid the overall development of Barak Valley.
Inaugurating a piped water schemes (Under JJM) in Barak Valley, the Chief Minister said that the scheme is close to the heart of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Dr Sarma during his visit to Hailakandi district said that ₹200 cr will be spent for the development of roads there. He also committed
₹20 cr for the development of the district library and a stadium.