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CM lays foundation stones of bridges in Udalguri

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  29 Dec 2016 12:00 AM GMT


UDALGURI/KALAIGAON, Dec 28: Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal laid the foundation stone for a RCC bridge over Bharola River on Tamulpur-Udalguri Road under Udalguri LAC on Wednesday.

This bridge is part of a road project ‘Improvement and upgradation of road section of Tamulpur to Paneri and Paneri to Udalguri in Assam under North-Eastern States Road Investment Project (NESRIP)’. The Government of India has accorded Administrative Approval for an amount of Rs. 319.29 crore towards execution of the Trance-II Project.

While addressing a gathering on the occasion, Chief Minister Sonowal said that the Prime Minister of India laid utmost importance in improving surface communication in the State for ushering development in the region. Union Ministry of Highways had also approved projects worth Rs. 1 lakh crore for reinforcing road connectivity in the State at a meeting held recently in New Delhi, the Chief Minister added.

Stating that the State Government would soon take up construction works of six bridges in Udalguri LAC, the Chief Minister also said that already Rs 2 crore had been released by the government for repairing of roads in each LAC area. Sonowal further informed the gathering that the State Cabinet had recently approved the ‘Mukhyamantir Path Nirman Achoni’ under which Rs 2,000 crore would be released to the districts within March 31, 2017. This amount will be utilized for construction of roads in the rural and urban areas of the State within three years.

The Chief Minister also lauded BTC chief Hagrama Mahilary for his leadership in ushering overall development and peace in the region and stated that the Government of Assam would soon set up Skill Development Centre in the BTC for harnessing the rich potential of the youth. He also reiterated his government’s commitment to provide home to every homeless of the BTAD under Prime Minister’s Awas Yoja.

BTC chief Hagrama Mohilary, State PHE Minister Rihon Daimary, MPs Ramen Deka and Biswajit Daimary were also present in the meeting.

The Chief Minister also laid the foundation stone of the Suklai River Bridge and Kala-noi River Bridge under Paneri LAC on Tamulpur-Paneri Road and Bordi River Bridge under Tamulpur LAC on Wednesday as part of the NESRIP Trance-II Project.

On the sidelines of the foundation stone laying ceremony at Suklai and Kala-noi River Bridge, Chief Minister Sonowal also visited the Barangajuli Srimanta Sankardev Xatra and interacted with the Xatradhikar.

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