CM Instructs Concerned Parties to Increase Pace of Construction
CM Also Takes Stock of Majuli-Lakhimpur Road Infra Improvement/Development Project
Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma, during his visit to Majuli district on Tuesday, visited the site of the under-construction bridge over river Brahmaputra connecting the world’s largest river island with Jorhat district and took stock of the progresses made till date in this regard. Construction activities for the bridge that is being built with an estimated project cost of around ₹650 crore had begun on November 29, 2021. Chief Minister Dr. Sarma, during the visit, spoke to officials of Public Works Department, National Highway Authority of India and representatives of the group that has bagged the contract of building the bridge and issued instructions to diligently execute their respective parts.
Speaking to media-persons, Chief Minister Dr. Sarma exuded confidence the bridge, once operational, would fulfil a very longstanding demand of the residents of Majuli district. He said instructions have issued to concerned officials to expedite the speed of construction so that maximum progress can be made before the onset of monsoon. He expressed satisfaction at the pace of construction that has been witnessed so far.
The Chief Minister was accompanied by Members of Parliament Tapan Gogoi and Pradan Barua, Members of Legislative Assembly Bhuban Gam, Naba Kumar Doley, Manab Deka, along with a host of other senior officials.
The Chief Minister also took stock of the ongoing works related to improvement of road infrastructure between Majuli and Lakhimpur being executed under the overall aegis of Public Works (Roads) Department of Government of Assam. Within this approximately 19-Km long road project, two bridges are being constructed and the total cost of the entire project has been estimated to cost around ₹694 crore.