CM Requests for Cooperation of Citizens during Flyover Construction
Guwahati, November 27, 2023: The bustling city of Guwahati, known as the gateway to Northeast India, is witnessing the beginning of a significant infrastructural development.
The construction of the state’s longest flyover, stretching from Dighalipukhuri to Bamunimaidan, has officially commenced, marking a milestone in Assam’s urban development narrative.
A Project of Scale and Significance
The ambitious project, estimated to cost around Rs 888 crore, is set to be the longest flyover in Assam, spanning a length of 6 kilometers. This infrastructural marvel is not just about its scale but also about its potential impact on the city’s traffic congestion and urban mobility.
The flyover is expected to significantly ease the flow of traffic in one of the most choked stretches of the city, thereby improving travel efficiency and reducing commute times for thousands of daily commuters.
Chief Minister’s Vision for Urban Development
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, in a recent tweet, expressed his views on this landmark project: “As promised, the work on Assam’s longest flyover from Dighalipukhuri to Bamunimaidan has begun. It will significantly ease connectivity in this choked stretch. I request all to cooperate during its construction. We aim to complete this important project by 2026.”
প্ৰতিশ্ৰুতি পূৰণৰ দিশত আমাৰ সবল খোজ— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) November 26, 2023
As promised, the work on Assam's longest flyover from Dighalipukhuri to Bamunimaidan has begun. It will significantly ease connectivity in this choked stretch.
I request all to cooperate during its construction. We aim to complete this… pic.twitter.com/EXx3NGJJmu
The Chief Minister’s tweet not only reflects the government’s commitment to fulfilling its promises but also highlights the importance of public cooperation in realizing such large-scale projects. The deadline set for the completion of the flyover is 2026, a target that underscores the state government’s urgency in addressing the infrastructural needs of the rapidly growing city.
Two Major City Flyovers Opened in 2023
The Nilachal Setu in Maligaon, Guwahati, was inaugurated on August 30, 2023. This 2.63 km-long four-lane flyover starts from Maligaon Chariali and ends at Kamakhya Gate, representing a significant development in the state’s infrastructure.
The Shraddhanjali Setu, also known as the Shradhanjali Flyover, was inaugurated later on October 18, 2023. This flyover, located on Zoo Road, was built to ease traffic congestion and improve transportation facilities in the heart of the city.
Impact on Urban Mobility and Economy
The construction of the flyover is expected to have a transformative effect on Guwahati’s urban landscape. By facilitating smoother traffic flow, the project will not only save time for commuters but also contribute to reducing vehicular pollution, a growing concern in urban centers. Furthermore, the enhanced connectivity is likely to spur economic activities in the region, attracting investments and boosting local businesses.
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Challenges and the Road Ahead
While the project is a beacon of progress, it also brings with it challenges, particularly in terms of managing traffic during the construction phase and ensuring minimal disruption to the daily lives of the city’s residents.
The state government and the construction agencies will need to work closely to mitigate these challenges and ensure the timely completion of the flyover.