GUWAHATI, March 30 � All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) Legislature Party leader Sirajuddin Ajmal claimed on Thursday at a press conference that the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highway has notified an 11-km-long bridge over the Brahmaputra to link Dhubri on the north bank and Phulbari on the south bank
The bridge will be part of a Rs 1763.27 crore project which will include construction linking Phulbari in Meghalaya with Srirampur from the NH-27 via Dhubri in Assam. Assam will have 40 km �long highway and Meghalaya will 361 km-long highway under this project. The notification was issued on February 22 last, Ajmal said adding that the notification was the result of the efforts of AIUDF president and Dhubri MP Maulana Badruddin Ajmal.
He further informed the newspersons that the State Government has assured steps to provide Rs 50,000 in cash to each of the victim families of the Kokrajhar and Bogaigaon riots, besides providing an IAY house, Chief Minister�s Anna Surakshya Yojana rice. The Revenue Minister has sought details of the victim families for the purpose, he said.
The State Government has assured steps to Haj pilgrimage hassle-free and to reserve 4.5 per cent seats for the students belonging to religious and linguistic etc minority communities in the IITs. the Government has been requested to expedite the process of issuing minority certificates for the purpose so that the scheme could be materialized from the coming session, Ajmal said.
He made an appeal to the Government to take all parties concerned into confidence while updating the National Register of Citizens.
Addressing the media persons, Chief Whip of the AIUDF Legislature Party HBA Qasimi said that following requests from the AIUDF, the Central Government has pleaded for a further date to submit its fresh affidavit in the Gauhati High Court in the two PILs on the cut-off date for determination of illegal migrants. May 5 has been fixed as the next date in this connection, he said.