Assam CM inaugurates flyover in Guwahati, lists several other developmental projects


Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, on November 4, inaugurated the Supermarket flyover in Guwahati, dedicating the same to the people of the state.

The flyover with a total length of 1205 metres, constructed under SOPD, 2019-20 with a financial outlay of Rs 127.20 crore, has been completed in a record 22 months instead of the targeted 36 months.

The CM informed that the flyover will considerably reduce traffic congestion at the supermarket by diverting traffic from Ganeshguri to Last Gate through the flyover. It will also ensure hassle-free traffic movement from Khanapara to Ganeshguri and facilitate smooth traffic from Last Gate to Ganeshguri.

"A capital city always signifies the glory of an entire state. Completion of the supermarket flyover in a record time testifies the rate of development that is sweeping the entire state," CM sarma said on the sidelines of the inauguration.

Stating that Guwahati is the gateway to ASEAN countries, Sarma said infrastructural development of the city augurs well for the development of the entire state.

The chief minister also thanked the PWD engineers and paid his tributes to late Dilip Das, the former chief engineer of PWD who took the lead in giving this flyover a concrete shape.

Giving a snapshot of different infrastructure projects in the state and their level of implementation, Sarma said that it has been the commitment of the new dispensation in Assam to adhere to timely completion of the projects to avoid cost over-run and give the people a taste of development works. He also said the under-construction Guwahati- North Guwahati bridge over the Brahmaputra will be inaugurated by December 2023.

AIIMS at Changsari will be inaugurated this financial year. Two more under-construction flyovers at Sarabbhati and Maligaon will also be completed within 2023, the CM informed.

Sarma also informed that his government will construct one more flyover to serve RG Baruah Road-Geetanagar tri-junction. Moreover, flyovers at Basistha Chariali and Gorchuk will be built. Another flyover from Guwahati Club to Bamunimaidan area will also be built and DPR is in the advanced stage of completion, he added.

Sarma also said that his government is also examining the construction of a six-lane ring road connecting Baihata-Sipajhar, Kuruwa-Narengi to connect it to the national highway.

In addition to that, Sarma also highlighted that the drinking water project of Guwahati is nearing completion, besides several other developmental projects.

He went on to say that an integrated sports complex will be built at the now-defunct Chandrapur Thermal Power project area in line with Sarusajai Sports Complex.

Pointing to other initiatives, he said that the state government is adequately taking the help of digital solutions to ensure the people enjoy fruits of governance in the areas like driving license, trade license, employment registration, land-related services etc.

Speaker of Assam Legislative Assembly Biswajit Daimary, Minister Housing and Urban Affairs Ashok Singhal, members of the Council of Ministers, former ministers, MPs, MLAs, senior officers from PWD (Roads) and other departments and a host of other dignitaries were present at the occasion.

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