Shraddhanjali flyover in Guwahati inaugurated

Shraddhanjali flyover Guwahati
Shraddhanjali flyover

Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on October 19 inaugurated the Shraddhanjali Flyover, which connects Gauhati Commerce College to Sundarpur on RG Baruah Road and Mother Teresa Road towards Geeta Mandir in Guwahati. The flyover, funded by the SOPD, was constructed at a cost of Rs 316.11 crore and has a total length of 2.28 kilometres. It was originally scheduled to be completed by July 29, 2024, but it was finished in 19 months.

During the inauguration ceremony, Himanta Biswa Sarma expressed his happiness at inaugurating both the Nilachal Flyover at Maligaon and the Shraddhanjali Flyover at RG Baruah Road before Durga Puja. He mentioned that these flyovers would significantly improve traffic flow and provide relief to commuters. The length of the Shraddhanjali Flyover was extended to 2.28 kilometres to better meet the needs of the people.

The chief minister emphasized the importance of easing traffic congestion in Guwahati and the state government’s commitment to providing piped water connections to city residents. He also discussed the beautification of Guwahati and the city’s role as the gateway to South East Asian Nations. As such, the state government is actively working on infrastructure development to enhance convenience for the people.

In the near future, the government plans to construct rotaries at Bhootnath and Machkhowa, build a connecting road to divert traffic at Bharalumukh and create another flyover connecting MG Road and RK Chowdhury Road. There is also a proposed 6-kilometre flyover from Handique Girls’ College to Bamunimaidan, which is set to begin construction in January. This four-lane flyover with two-lane roads on either side and ample parking will benefit commuters and traders in the area.

Furthermore, plans include an elevated corridor from Pandu to Kamakhya, a new flyover from Arya Nagar to a point crossing Barsapara, and the completion of under-construction flyovers on the national highway in Guwahati by April of next year. A six-lane road from LGBI Airport to Gauhati University with a rotary at the Deepor Beel is also in the works. The CM mentioned the goal of providing piped water connections to 1.24 lakh households by April 2024 and installing two thousand CCTVs in Guwahati by August of the same year.

Himanta Biswa Sarma concluded by seeking cooperation from all sections of the community to contribute to making the state more beautiful and livable.

The inauguration ceremony was attended by various dignitaries, including housing and urban affairs minister Ashok Singhal, MP Queen Oja, MLAs Siddhartha Bhattacharya, Ramendra Narayan Kalita, and Atul Bora, as well as GMC mayor Mrigen Sarania, DGP GP Singh, police commissioner Guwahati city Dignata Barah and many other prominent figures.

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