Assam: Gadkari promises to shower road funds

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GUWAHATI, December 14, 2017: Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal called on Union minister Nitin Gadkari at New Delhi and discussed various issues related to road connectivity in the state on Wednesday, officials said.

They said that the chief minister apprised the Union minister for road transport, highways and shipping about the state's initiative to expand Guwahati city for establishing a state capital region (SCR) and also proposed construction of a ring road for improving connectivity within the state capital region area.

Official released said that the Union minister agree to the proposal and asked the chief minister to allot land for building the proposed ring road. The state government would take steps for providing land for building the ring road.

According to the Assam chief minister, the ring road would ease the problem of traffic congestion in Guwahati city and also ensure speedy development of the city's outskirts. The ring road would also add to the beauty of the SCR area and would prove to be a vital asset.

Sonowal during a meet also invited Gadkari to Majuli on 29 December to inaugurate the Rs 237 crore project, for protecting the island from erosion, the release said adding, the Union minister accepted the invitation.

The released added that the issue of construction of express highways on both sides of the Brahmaputra river also came up for discussion in the meeting.

Source: Agencies 

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