Assam CM launches construction work of Majuli-Jorhat bridge
Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on November 29 launched the construction work of the 8.25 km Majuli-Jorhat bridge. The targeted period for the completion of the project has been set at 48 months.
He informed that an amount of Rs 925.47 crore has been sanctioned by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highway (MoRTH) for the construction that will be done by Uttar Pradesh State Bridge Construction Corporation Limited.
Speaking at the occasion, Sarma said, “Today is a historic day for the people of Majuli. The launch of construction of Majuli-Jorhat Bridge is a milestone event and this will give renewed momentum to the development journey of the district."
“This bridge was a longstanding demand of the people of Majuli. Once construction of this bridge is completed, it will give a paradigm shift to connectivity between Jorhat and Majuli besides leading to rapid development in the island district," Sarma further added.
Sarma further said that the government aims to inaugurate this bridge by November 2025. Around Rs 200 crore would be spent by the state government from its side for the bridge, he added. Sarma stated that besides the construction of the bridge, steps have also been taken to streamline boat services between Jorhat and Majuli following the tragic boat accident at Nimatighat on September 8.
Addressing the gathering, the chief minister also announced that the Assam government would take up construction of a new bridge connecting Majuli-Lakhimpur at Dhunaguri from its own resources amounting to Rs 750 crores.
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