GUWAHATI, Oct 16 - The Guwahati Metro Rail Project has not been given up by the BJP-led state government, State Industry Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary said here today.
Talking to newspersons, Patowary said that the Metro Rail project would be an integral part of developing Guwahati as a gateway to reach out to the South East Asian countries under the Act East Policy. �In the first phase, we shall undertake a pilot metro rail project from Kamakhya to Narengi� he said.
The Minister today also made a pitch for introduction of toll gates in the state for collection of revenue for maintenance of the highways. �Meghalaya has already started collection through two toll gates,� he said.
�The Central government collected Rs 28,000 crore from toll gates this year. It has fixed a target of Rs 1,00,000 crore in 2020,� he added.