Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday (7 October) announced that the Center has approved the construction of a 3 km long 4-lane bridge on Brahmaputra river in Assam's Kamrup district.
The bridge will be constructed at an estimated total cost of Rs 3094 crore, said the Finance Minister.
The Union Finance Minister made this announcement while launching the RTPS (Right to Public services) Portal in Guwahati on Thursday.
She added that the bridge will facilitate direct connectivity to the internationally renowned silk town of Sualkuchi and the industrial region of Amingaon with Guwahati and the International airport, the Finance Ministry said in a statement.
The bridge will decongest the city of Guwahati and increase transport efficiency thus helping in cutting down travel time for daily commutators from the adjoining districts of Nalbari and Barpeta travelling to Guwahati, she said.
Sitharaman also said that the project will also help in reducing river bank erosion and bring about improving transportation efficiency towards economic development of the state.
On the occasion, the Union Finance Minister also lauded the initiatives undertaken by the CM Himanta Biswa Sarma led Assam government to push various infrastructure related activities.
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