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Sonowal urges Gadkari to expedite road, bridge projects

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NEW DELHI, June 13 - Chief Minister, Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday called for expeditious start of the construction work of the road cum bridge projects in the State.

The Chief Minister was referring to projects involving Sivasagar-Desangmukh-Tekeliphuta-Dhakuakhana- North Lakhimpur-Majuli and Jorhat under Special Accelerated Road Development Programme for North Eastern States.

The Chief Minister conveyed his request to Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari at a meeting, which was also attended by State PWD Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and Union Minister of State for Food Processing Rameswar Teli.

The meeting reviewed the status of highways in Assam under NHAI and NHIDCL and stressed on linking North Bank and South Bank of the River Brahmaputra. Sonowal observed that construction of a road network involving a bridge connecting Majuli Island will enable expeditious development of the river island along with development of the areas located in the North and South Bank of the Brahmaputra seamlessly.

Union Minister Gadkari informed in the meeting that preliminary work involving the construction has been completed and very soon construction work of the project would start.

The Chief Minister also called for expeditious completion of four-lane works and proper maintenance of the existing stretches of the National Highways.

The Chief Minister also stated that due to slow paced construction of several stretches of National Highways, people are facing a lot of difficulties.

Sonowal called for Gadkari�s intervention for expeditious completion of the National Highways from Nagaon Bypass to Kaliabor (NH-37), Numaligarh to Dibrugarh (NH-37), Digboi to Ledo (NH-38), Jamuguri to Gohpur (NH-52), and Nirim Banglow to Harangjao (NH-54E).

Sonowal also requested Gadkari for early construction of four-lane work from Balachera to Harangajao of NH-54E under NHAI and proper maintenance of the existing stretch. The Chief Minister also raised the issue of indifferent attitude on the part of some contractors which according to him attributed to the sluggish progress of the construction work and requested the Union Minister to take corrective steps. Moreover, Sonowal also requested Gadkari to ensure Chairman NHIDCL to come to Assam and carry out spot inspection to plug all loopholes.

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Sonowal urges Gadkari to expedite road, bridge projects

NEW DELHI, June 13 - Chief Minister, Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday called for expeditious start of the construction work of the road cum bridge projects in the State.

The Chief Minister was referring to projects involving Sivasagar-Desangmukh-Tekeliphuta-Dhakuakhana- North Lakhimpur-Majuli and Jorhat under Special Accelerated Road Development Programme for North Eastern States.

The Chief Minister conveyed his request to Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari at a meeting, which was also attended by State PWD Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and Union Minister of State for Food Processing Rameswar Teli.

The meeting reviewed the status of highways in Assam under NHAI and NHIDCL and stressed on linking North Bank and South Bank of the River Brahmaputra. Sonowal observed that construction of a road network involving a bridge connecting Majuli Island will enable expeditious development of the river island along with development of the areas located in the North and South Bank of the Brahmaputra seamlessly.

Union Minister Gadkari informed in the meeting that preliminary work involving the construction has been completed and very soon construction work of the project would start.

The Chief Minister also called for expeditious completion of four-lane works and proper maintenance of the existing stretches of the National Highways.

The Chief Minister also stated that due to slow paced construction of several stretches of National Highways, people are facing a lot of difficulties.

Sonowal called for Gadkari�s intervention for expeditious completion of the National Highways from Nagaon Bypass to Kaliabor (NH-37), Numaligarh to Dibrugarh (NH-37), Digboi to Ledo (NH-38), Jamuguri to Gohpur (NH-52), and Nirim Banglow to Harangjao (NH-54E).

Sonowal also requested Gadkari for early construction of four-lane work from Balachera to Harangajao of NH-54E under NHAI and proper maintenance of the existing stretch. The Chief Minister also raised the issue of indifferent attitude on the part of some contractors which according to him attributed to the sluggish progress of the construction work and requested the Union Minister to take corrective steps. Moreover, Sonowal also requested Gadkari to ensure Chairman NHIDCL to come to Assam and carry out spot inspection to plug all loopholes.