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Sonowal lays foundation stone of new flyover in Guwahati

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on December 8 laid the foundation stone of 1400 meter-long T-shaped double-lane flyover on the Guwahati-Shillong (GS) Road which will connect Dispur to Down Town and Supermarket to Last Gate in Guwahati.

The total project cost of the flyover is Rs 127.20 crore and it is scheduled to be completed within 36 months.

The longest flyover in the city will start in front of the Janata Bhawan at Dispur and end at the Down Town police point. On the other hand, the right-side bifurcation will start from the Dispur Supermarket junction to terminate before the traffic roundabout at Last Gate.

Speaking at the programme which was held at Dispur Last Gate, Chief Minister Sonowal highlighted the state government’s initiatives to make Guwahati one of the best cities in the country and he asserted that following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s initiatives to usher in rapid development in the Northeast region, the state government had been making efforts to build Guwahati as the Gateway to South East Asia with rapid infrastructure development.

Urging the people to maintain cleanliness, Sonowal expressed his dismay that some people keep dirtying the place even after the government’s best efforts to beautify the city. Saying that cleanliness is next to godliness, he called on the people to play their part as responsible citizens to keep Assam and Guwahati clean and green.

“The young generation of the state must endeavour to put Assam strongly at the world stage with hardwork, dedication, honesty and sincerity and they must not while away the most productive time of their lives in movements and agitations. Building a robust work culture in the state should be the prime objective of everyone and youths must not be misled to join agitations based on concocted and baseless grounds”, he asserted.


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