Timely execution sign of good governance: CM Sarbananda Sonowal

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, on Thursday, said that since coming to power
Timely execution sign of good governance: CM Sarbananda Sonowal


GUWAHATI: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, on Thursday, said that since coming to power, his government has been working to provide good governance by focusing on the timely completion of projects without compromising on their quality.

Inaugurating a new flyover over the RG Barua Road that connects with the Bishnu Rabha flyover at Ganeshguri Chariali here on Thursday morning, Sonowal congratulated the Public Works Department (PWD) for setting a record in completing the flyover and termed this as an example of good governance in the State. He appreciated PWD Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma for his leadership in swift execution of the project.

The PWD constructed the 425.50 meter-long flyover under the 'State Owned Priority Development Fund' for 2018-19 with financial outlay of Rs. 58.74 crore. Sonowal laid the foundation of the flyover on March 6, 2019. Its completion period was 30 months. However, M/s Gautam Construction completed the flyover within 19 months.

Referring to Guwahati as the "Soul of the State", the Chief Minister observed that various innovative steps and rapid infrastructure development in the city have acted as the launching pad for Assam to march forward in the global platform. He further said that Guwahati is fast emerging as the nerve centre for the South East Asian countries.

Referring to the recently launched 'Mukhya Mantrir Sohoj Griha Nirman Achoni' of the GMDA and the GMC for facilitating instant construction permission for residential building up to the second floor and up to a plot area of two-and-half katha online, Sonowal suggested uniformity in colour for all buildings in the city to give it a distinct identity.

PWD Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, in his speech, said that altogether 16 flyovers are presently being constructed in different parts of the State including those at the Super Market point and also at Maligaon in the city. He informed that a new flyover connecting Rehabari with Arya Vidyapeeth College has also been proposed. A few other infrastructure projects such as an 'Express Corridor' from Rehabari to Panbazar and an elevated flyover from Chandmari to Noonmati are also being mooted by the government, he added.

Sarma further said that while around 30 per cent work for the Guwahati-North Guwahati Bridge has been completed, nine foot bridges that are being constructed at critical areas of the city with elevators, would be dedicated to the people within December to February. He further said that the State Health Department would build a new medical college in the city by merging the campuses of MMC and TB Hospital.

The Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal also felicitated the representatives of the construction company and PWD engineers who were associated with the project on the occasion.

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