CM Himanta Biswa Sarma reviews NHIDCL, NHAI projects in state
Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has reviewed the progress of works which are underway in Assam
GUWAHATI: Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has reviewed the progress of works which are underway in Assam under the National Highway & Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL) and National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) and other stakeholders, especially projects under the Bharat Mala Pariyojana.
Apart from Bharat Mala Pariyojana, the Chief Minister took stock of each project under the NHIDCL and NHAI and directed the Deputy Commissioners concerned to instantly remove all bottlenecks with regard to executing these projects.
It may be mentioned that one of the projects under the Bharat Mala Pariyojana is construction of a 109-km-long road from Ramnagar in the Cachar district to Churaibari in the Karimganj district, which is set to start soon.
The Bharat Mala Pariyojana entails construction of roads from Maharashtra which will reach Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and go right up to the Indo-Myanmar borders in Manipur and Mizoram. The project also involves connecting all the state capitals of the North-East and seven multi-model waterways to impart a boost to the economic development of the region.
At present, the total road network in Assam is around 58,944 km. This includes 3,890 km of National Highways, 2,530 km of State Highways, 4,379 km of major District Roads; 1,739 km of Urban Roads and 46,344 km of Rural Roads.