Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurates the T-wing of the Bishnurabha flyover on Thursday Credit: Twitter

Guwahati: Announcing that Guwahati will be one of the most beautiful cities in the eastern part of the country, senior Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has announced various schemes for development of the city on Thursday.

Sarma announced this while participating in the inauguration ceremony of the T-wing of the Bishnurabha flyover, popularly known as Ganeshguri flyover, here on Thursday.

The 425.50 meter-long flyover was completed in a record 19 months under the State-Owned Priority Development (SOPD) fund 2019-20 with project cost of Rs. 58.78 crore.

In his speech, the minister laid out the roadmap for new infrastructure projects which the Assam government has undertaken to solve traffic congestion in the city.

After the Bishnurabha flyover, Sarma has assured citizens that Maligaon and supermarket flyovers will be completed soon.

Another flyover, which will link Rehabari to Arya College will also be constructed, announced the minister.

In addition to the new projects, it was also conveyed that 30% of the work on the Guwahati-North Guwahati link bridge has also been completed.

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The health minister of the state also declared that a new medical college to be built by attaching Mahendra Mohan College Hostpital and TB Hospital soon.

Construction work for another elevated expressway connecting Chandmari to Noonmati has also been sanctioned by the government, Sarma said.

The work of water scheme inside Guwahati is also heading towards completion.

“Guwahati will be one of the most beautiful cities in the eastern part of the country,” he added

Along with it, altogether 121 tea gardens in the state will have one school each very soon. Foundation stone for this will be laid simultaneously on November 2 with the aim of finishing work by April, 2021, announced Sarma.

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“The newly built 425.5 m flyover in Ganeshguri, worth Rs 58.74 cr, is an epitome of the dedication shown by PWD team amid Covid-19 adversities,” Himanta Biswa Sarma said in his speech.

“We had promised the people of Guwahati that we would open this flyover a day before Durga puja,” Sarma said.

Earlier, Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated the T-wing of the Bishnurabha flyover and thanked all concerned for making the project a reality.

Assam minister Siddhartha Bhattacharyya along with other senior officials of the state government were also present during the programme.

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