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Union Minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurates, lays foundation of projects worth over Rs 1,450 Cr in Assam

First Published: 5th June, 2023 16:02 IST

Among the inaugurated projects are --the 18 Km long 4-Lane Section between Nagaon Bypass-Teliagaon and Teliagaon-Rangagara

In a big boost to infrastructure development in Assam, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highway, Nitin Gadkari today inaugurated and laid the foundation stones of 4 National Highway projects worth over Rs 1,450 crore in the presence of Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari along with Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma inaugurated and laid the foundation stones of these projects by video conference.

Among the inaugurated projects are –the 18 Km long 4-Lane Section between Nagaon Bypass-Teliagaon built at an estimated cost of Rs 247 crore and 4-lane section of 8 Km Teliagaon-Rangagara built at an estimated cost for Rs 156-crore.

The new projects for which the Union Minister has laid the foundation stones are:

  1. 15 Km bypass in Mangaldai on National Highway 15: This project with an estimated cost of Rs 535 crore, will improve the connection between Assam, West Bengal, and Arunachal Pradesh, promoting smooth travel and regional integration.
  2. 13 Km long bypass between Daboka and Parakhuwa on National Highway-29: This project with an estimated cost of 517 crore, would strengthen connections along the Guwahati-Dimapur Economic corridor, fostering links to Myanmar and Thailand. The bypass will also enhance inter-regional connectivity between Assam and Nagaland.

Speaking at the event, the Union Minister said that Assam is progressing in the direction of growth and prosperity. The state government helped in obtaining early approvals for things like environmental clearances and land acquisition.

He further said that it is Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s direction to give priority to the development of road and infrastructure projects in Assam and the entire northeast.

“Under the leadership of PM Modi, our commitment lies in ensuring exceptional mobility for every commuter, thereby promoting commerce and driving economic activities in Assam through the development of world-class highways at the fastest speed without compromising on quality,” he added.

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