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Two weeks after opening two modern footbridges on GS Road here, Assam PWD minister Himanta Biswa Sarma inaugurated three more state-of-the-art footbridges in the city on Sunday.
Among them includes a unique one at Khanapara, where bamboo, a state resource, was used during its construction.
The footbridges are equipped with automated elevators with ramp approach for divyang or physically challenged commuters, two-way escalators on both sides; toughened glass enclosures for the escalators, customised perforated screen cladding, CCTV cameras for round-the-clock surveillance and special lights for illumination after dusk.
“Continuing our focus on development projects, I am glad to have inaugurated three foot over bridges this morning at: Kamakhya Gate, Ganeshguri (near Kar Bhawan) and Khanapara (near Taj Vivanta). We are certain these would add to the convenience of people,” Sarma informed later through Twitter on Sunday.
The minister had earlier said that a decision was taken a year back to construct nine footbridges across Guwahati. “By March 31 this year, all the foot-bridges will be operational,” he said.
During the inauguration of the two footbridges at GS Road here on February 1, 2021, the state PWD minister also informed that the state PWD has taken up innovative and ambitious projects to transform the city into a “Gateway to Southeast Asia”.
(Edited by Christopher Gatphoh)