Guwahati, Oct 25: A six-lane bridge-cum-road project connecting Guwahati and North Guwahati across the Brahmaputra river will be inaugurated by Diwali next year.
The 8.4-km bridge is being built at a cost of Rs 2608 crore with over 70 per cent construction already complete.
Making the announcement along with a slew of upcoming projects on Wednesday, Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma also informed that six more flyovers in Guwahati along with a dedicated ring road are also coming up in a bid to decongest the city.
A six-lane lane road from the LGBI Airport to Dharapur Chariali with on-air rotary; ropeway project connecting Kamakhya Temple; rotaries in Bhootnath and Machkowa and an alternative elevated road from Maligaon to Kamakhya Temple via Pandu are also on the anvil.
Among the upcoming flyovers include flyovers at Bharalumukh railway crossing connecting Santipur; at ABC on GS Road; at Downtown, GS Road; at Fatasil Road near Haryana Bhawan; a flyover from Birubari to Lalganesh at Lokhra Road, easing access to the ACA Cricket Stadium at Barsapara apart from a flyover from RBI, Panbazar to Bamunimaidam with on-air rotary.
A sum of Rs 300 crore has been earmarked for road construction in Guwahati.
“The Assam government is working towards establishing Guwahati as a functional gateway to Southeast Asia and several infrastructure projects are on the anvil in the coming days to ease connectivity in the city,” the chief minister posted on his official ‘X’ (formerly Twitter handle).
Notably, the Shraddhanjali Flyover on RG Baruah Road (formerly called Zoo Road) was dedicated to the people on the eve of Durga Puja, while the Nilachal Flyover at Maligaon was inaugurated on August 30 this year.