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The extension wing of the Bishnu Rabha Flyover connecting RG Baruah Road with Ganeshguri Chariali (GS Road), completed in a record time of 19 months as against the scheduled deadline of 30 months, was inaugurated by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday.
The state public works department has constructed the 425.50 metre-long flyover with a financial outlay of Rs 58.74 crore.
The Chief Minister had laid the foundation for the flyover on March 6, 2019.
Speaking on the occasion, Sonowal congratulated the department for setting a record in terms of completion of the flyover and termed it “as an example of good governance in the state.”
He also appreciated PWD minister Himanta Biswa Sarma for his leadership in the swift execution of the project.
According to sources, the new flyover is set to ease traffic congestion in Ganeshguri, one of the busiest junctions of the city, by about 35 per cent.
PWD minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma in his speech, said that 16 flyovers are being constructed in different parts of the state, including the flyovers in the Super Market area and Maligaon in the city.
He informed that a new flyover connecting Rehabari with Arya Vidyapeeth College has also been proposed.
“Other infrastructure projects such as an express corridor from Rehabari to Panbazar and an elevated multi-lane flyover from Chandmari to Noonmati are also mooted by the government,” he said.
The PWD minister further informed that while around 30 percent work for the Guwahati-North Guwahati Bridge has been completed, nine-foot bridges that are being constructed in critical areas of the city with elevators would be dedicated to the people between December and February.