JORHAT: Work on the flyover over the four-lane railway crossing on the Na-Ali road (popularly known as the Na-Ali rail gate) under Jorhat Police Station will start from the first week of August. The length of the flyover will be 803 metres and it will be constructed at the cost of Rs 82 crore out of which Rs 20 crore will be given by the State government while Rs 62 crore will be given by the Central government while another Rs 23 crore will be shared by the State government which will be paid for land acquisition. Disbursement of the land acquisition charges will start within a day or two and construction process will start in the first week of August, said State PWD Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma at the Na-Ali flyover site while talking to reporters.
There has been a demand for construction of a flyover over the four-lane railway crossing on the Na-Ali inter-State road that connects Assam and Nagaland. “I had discussion with the Deputy Commissioner of Jorhat and land acquisition disbursement will start from June 19 as the demarcation as well as official notification and identification process is over. Only disbursement process is left which will be completed within 10-15 days so that construction process can be started from August,” said Sarma. Sanjib Lahon, Executive Engineer, PWD Road, Bipul Dutta, Executive Engineer, NEC Roads, Tapan Gohoain, additional deputy commissioner (revenue) and Rajya Sabha MP Kamakhya Prasad Tasa were present during the site visit by the State PMD Minister.