Guwahati, Oct 7: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today announced in Guwahati that Government of India has approved the construction of a 3 km long 4-lane bridge on Brahmaputra river in Kamrup district.
The bridge will be constructed at an estimated total cost of Rs 3094 crores, said the Finance Minister. The bridge will facilitate direct connectivity to the internationally renowned silk town of Sualkuchi and the industrial region of Amingaon with Guwahati and the International airport.
The bridge will decongest the city of Guwahati and increase transport efficiency thus helping in cutting down travel time for daily commutators from the adjoining districts of Nalbari and Barpeta travelling to Guwahati, she said.
The Union Finance Minister made this announcement while launching the RTPS (Right to Public services) Portal here today. This portal seeks to improve access in the delivery of selected public services in Assam.
Launching the portal the minister said that the initiatives that have been undertaken by the government in Assam has given a good push to various infrastructure related activities.
The Finance Minister also inaugurated the Excise and tax portal of the Government of Assam, as part of the ASPIRe project, which is funded by the World Bank. This project will also benefit the citizens of Assam through efficient processes and better service delivery provided by public institutions and enhanced transparency.
Earlier today, the Union Finance Minister Smt. Sitharaman inspected the New Development Bank (NDB) assisted Guwahati-North Guwahati bridge project.
The Union Finance Minister Smt. Sitharaman also took part in the Bhumi Pujan ceremony of 120 MW Lower Kopili Hydro Electric Project at Longku, Dima Hasao today.
In another event Smt. Sitharaman laid foundation stone of upgradation work of 90km road from Haflong Tiniali to Lower Haflong, under the Asian Development Bank aided Assam Road Network Improvement Project (ARNIP) in Dima Hasao.