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2-year target to build Rs 420-cr 2.4-km flyover at Maligaon

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, July 27 - A 2.4-km flyover will be built at Maligaon, the foundation stone for which is likely to be laid next month.

The flyover � the longest in the city � will be built at a cost of Rs 420 crore from the State�s own fund - State Own Priority Development-General (SOPD-G).

�The flyover will decongest the Maligaon area. The foot overbridge there will have to be dismantled for its construction,� official sources said.

The four-lane proposed flyover will run from Maligaon to Kamakhya Gate. It will have a half-kilometre extended arm on the Pandu road. �We have called for tenders. We hope to award the work in about a month�s time. It will be completed in two years� time,� the sources said.

Meanwhile, the sources said that the under-construction flyover connecting RG Baruah Road with the Ganeshguri flyover will be completed by October. It is being built at a cost of Rs 58.74 crore.

�Some auxiliary works, including beautification may not be complete by then, but we hope to open it for traffic by October,� the sources said.

It is a 476-metre flyover arm which will be two-lane two-way. Commuters from RG Baruah Road will use it while going towards Dispur. Vehicles coming from Walford towards RG Baruah Road will have to take the flyover. The flyover at Super Market, Dispur is expected to be completed by March, if the engineers are to be believed.

The flyover at Super Market will be 1.5 km long and will run from near Dispur Police Station to the police point near Downtown Hospital.

It will be a two-lane one-way bridge. Only those going towards Khanapara can use it. However, there will be another arm for those commuters going from Dispur to Last Gate. This arm will be around 400 metres in length.

The flyover will cost Rs 127.20 crore. The money will come from the SOPD fund.

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