GUWAHATI: Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma issued a direction for the revival of Assam State Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (ASIDCL).
At a meeting held at the conference room of his office in Janata Bhavan here today, Chief Minister Sarma said that ASIDCL was formed in 2016 for the capacity enhancement of the Public Works Department. However, for certain reasons, it could not live up to its mandate. Now, when the PWD has taken several flagship schemes for building and revamping the state roads, the revival of ASIDCL as a catalyst of development has become pertinent. Therefore, steps have to be taken for the revival of ASIDCL. The meeting also decided that henceforth, Chief Minister Assam will act as the chairman of ASIDCL.
In the meeting, the Chief Minister also stressed the need for expediting the State government's plan for connecting different places of Assam through a well laid out network of roads. Moreover, the Chief Minister asked PWD to study the feasibility for declaring the stretch of 416 KM road from Dhubri to Silapathar once upon a time known as 'Gohainkamal Ali' as a special corridor, a press release said.