Udalguri: Udalguri, a Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC)-administered district of Assam, will soon find a place on the aviation map as the foundation stone for a helipad was laid by minister Rihon Daimary on Wednesday. The new helipad, to come up at Harpur about 2 km north of Udalguri town, will be built under 2016-17 and 2017-18 (untied fund) scheme at a cost of Rs 1 crore.
Speaking on the occasion, Daimari said that Udalguri has registered rapid progress in terms of development and the helipad would significantly add a feather to its cap.
Lauding the progress of the district, the minister further said that as per statistical data available with NITI Aayo, out of 115 districts in the country, Udalguri was ranked first in Assam and 15th in the nation.
Emphasising on development of infrastructure, Daimary added that the construction work of the Udalguri-Rowta road and Udalguri-Kalaigaon road are on war-footing. He also stated that a road bridge will also come up over Dhansiri river at Bhairabkunda for better connectivity of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, which will be built at a cost of Rs 34 crore.
Robinson Mushahary, additional principal secretary of BTC, said that PM Narendra Modi will digitally lay the foundation stone of an engineering college which is proposed to be built at Nalkhamra village in Udalguri district on January 15 this year.
Apart from these, the other projects that are upcoming up include a model degree college in Kochpara near Harisinga and a science centre in Mazbat.