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Bridge to come up at Dhubri-Phulbari

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  12 Aug 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Rs 6,000 crore mega project will be kick-started in October this year, assures Gadkari

By Our Staff Reporter

Guwahati, Aug 11: It is official at last — a huge bridge will span Dhubri and Phulbari over the mighty Brahmaputra, the sixth bridge to be built over the lifeline of Assam. The Rs 6,000 crore mega project is slated to begin from October this year, giving a fillip to a backward district in the State.

This was informed by Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari when Barpeta MP Sirajuddin Ajmal and Karimganj MP Radheshyam Biswas of the AIUDF met him in New Delhi today. Revealing that the project report stage has been completed, Gadkari said that the construction firm has already been selected and the work will begin from October this year. The project is estimated to cost Rs 6,000 crores, though it may rise, Gadkari said. He also expressed hopes that once the mega bridge project is completed, the transportation problems faced by the people of Dhubri district will be a thing of the past.

It may be mentioned that surface communication in Dhubri district continues to remain backward, with people travelling from Dhubri to Phulbari by boat, and from there boarding buses to travel onwards to Hatsingimari and Mankachar, connecting to tiol Highway 37 only at Agia.

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