GUWAHATI, April 29 � The All Assam Students� Union (AASU) has called upon the Union Government to construct additional bridges across the Brahmaputra, besides improving the general connectivity in the State.
�We urge you to consider three more bridges � one connecting Dhubri and South Salmara, another connecting Numaligarh and Gohpur and still another, connecting Disangmukh and Tekelifuta (Dhakuakhana) in the very near future. We further request you to consider on an urgent basis the construction of two other bridges, one connecting Guwahati and North Guwahati and the other connecting Guwahati and Kuruwa (Darrang),� the student body said in a memorandum addressed to the Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and Shipping, Nitin Gadkari.
The AASU said that the national programme of constructing four-lane roads has not achieved the desired results in Assam. �More than half of Assam has not been covered till date. The four-lane tracks between Nagaon and the hill districts of Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao, and then stretching to the Barak Valley, should be completed within a time-frame,� it added.
The AASU also called on the Centre to draw a roadmap for the improvement of road connectivity in the entire State.
�In this regard, the historic 212-km road from Kamargaon in Golaghat district to Jaipur in Dibrugarh district, the Guwahati-Hajo-Barpeta-Howly Road and the Guwahati-Hajo-Nalbari Road should receive priority so that they are declared as national highways,� stated the memorandum.
It further added, �The construction of a flyover to facilitate safe passage for the animals of Kaziranga through the existing corridors is the most acceptable proposal for implementation.�