Assam: Centre declare roads connecting Majuli as National Highways



The Union ministry of road transport and highways, while responding positively to the Assam government’s appeal, has declared the roads connecting the existing National Highway-715 near Jorhat with Kamalabari Ghat in Majuli as National Highway (NH) 715K under National Highways Act, 1956.

Welcoming the Centre’s decision to declare the new highways in the state, Assam Chief Minister, Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday said the move would expedite the development process of the river island district of Majuli while further bolstering road communication infrastructure in the state.

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Sonowal thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Road Transport and Highways minister Nitin Gadkari for the step, saying that the visionary leadership of the Prime Minister has triggered development in all sectors of the Northeast region.

“Rapid improvement in rail, road, airways and waterways connectivity in the Northeast has been made possible by the Prime Minister Modi-led central government and Assam’s progress has also been augmented,” he said.

(Edited by Ladiangti Rani)