Chief Minister of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal inspected the construction works of the new bridge over the River Brahmaputra near the existing Kaliabhumura bridge connecting Nagaon and Sonitpur districts. Expressing satisfaction over the progress of the work, the CM said that the construction of the new bridge will be completed within 2020. An amount of Rs. 588.95 crore has been earmarked for construction of the two-lane bridge. The bridge is likely to improve traffic movement between the North and South bank of the river Brahmaputra.
The new bridge over River Brahmaputra measuring 3.015 km is being constructed by Gammon India Limited and SP Singla Construction as a joint venture under the supervision of NHIDCL. The new construction will also significantly improve traffic movement. Out of 25 pillars of this bridge, 21 pillars have already been completed and work for the remaining 4 pillars is going on in a full swing.
Chief Minister Sonowal, while communicating satisfaction over progress of construction of the bridge, urged the construction companies to work in three shifts instead of two for expeditious completion of the project. Once the new bridge is completed, it would be a major boost to infrastructure in this State.
It is known that the Central Government had allocated sufficient fund for construction of the bridge, which was expected to be completed by the next year.