Phuloni (Assam) [India], February 18 (ANI): Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday mentioned that the Dhubri-Phulbari bridge will reduce the distance between the 2 locations by 203 kilometres.
He was addressing a gathering in Assam’s Phuloni on the basis stone laying ceremony of a bridge over the Brahmaputra river between Dhubri in Assam and Phulbari in Meghalaya.
“Demand for a bridge over river Brahmaputra, between Dhubri, Assam and Phulbari, Meghalaya is 10 years old. With this, the distance between Dhubri and Phulbari will be shortened by 203 kilometres,” mentioned Gadkari, who’s Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.
He additionally knowledgeable that 55 km-long street from Serampore in West Bengal to Dhubri in Assam, part of the venture, will reduce distance and time wanted to journey to Bhutan and Bangladesh.
Gadkari acknowledged, “Assam and Meghalaya will have a direct connection with West Bengal through this bridge. The 55 km-long road construction from Serampore in West Bengal to Dhubri, Assam will begin this October. It will save the distance and time needed to travel to Bhutan, Bangladesh.”For individuals dwelling in distant areas of Assam’s Majuli Island within the Brahmaputra River, the 2-lane main bridge together with approaches over Brahmaputra River between Majuli (Kamalabari) and Jorhat (Nimati Ghat) (6.8 km) on NH-715K costing Rs 925.47 crore is being constructed, knowledgeable the minister.
Gadkari additional mentioned that the bridge will present simple and all-time entry to well being, training and day to day improvement actions to the individuals of Assam.
The Minister mentioned, “Similarly, the people of Meghalaya (Phulbari) on South bank of Brahmaputra River and People of Assam (near Dhubri) on North Bank of Brahmaputra river have to travel a long distance to meet their day to day economic activities with developed towns of Meghalaya and Assam. This 4 lane Dhubri – Phulbari Bridge to be constructed on river Brahmaputra in the State of Assam and Meghalaya on NH-127B costing Rs 4997 crore will reduce travel distance from 205 km to only 19 km and travel time from 6 hours to 20 minutes.”According to the Ministry of Road TransportHighways, the 19 Km four-lane Dhubri – Phulbari Bridge on the Brahmaputra river within the state of Assam and Meghalaya on NH-127B, costing Rs 4997 Crore can be accomplished by September 2028.
The venture has a vertical clearance of 10.50 metres over excessive flood stage and navigational size of 12.625 kilometres to facilitate waterway transport on National watery way-2, as per a press release issued by the ministry.
According to the assertion, the bridge will present a 3rd various hyperlink to the states of Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura and Barak valley area of Assam with the remainder of the nation. The bridge will enhance regional connectivity by connecting Bangladesh with Bhutan by way of Dalu (in Meghalaya on India-Bangladesh border) and Hatisar (in Assam on India-Bhutan border) by way of Tura, Phulbari, Dhubri, Srirampur and Samthaibari. (ANI)