Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on October 6 laid the foundation stone of 28 Pradhan Mantri Garam Sadak Yojna (PMGSY) roads, sanctioned in 2016-17 and 2017-18 financial years, at two separate programmes held at Majuli. A total amount of Rs 59.51 crore is allotted for construction of 76.51 km roads in the island district.
Speaking at the programme, the chief minister said that a strong road communication system is a must for development and therefore, the state government is making concerted efforts to develop the interior roads of the state. Informing that more than Rs 1000 crore has been allocated in the last two years to Majuli, Sonowal said that all steps have been taken to develop Majuli.
Referring to Sabka Sath Sabka Vikash motto, the chief minister said that all corners of the state are being developed equally and a total of 57 PMGSY roads would be constructed within this year in Majuli.
The total allotted fund for 11 PMGSY roads is Rs 19.81 crore and 17 roads to be built for Rs 39.70 crore under Majuli Development Block.