Guwahati, May 12 : The BJP-led Assam government will construct 8000 km more roads under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY).
Assam Public Works Department (PWD) minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday said that, the centre has already sanctioned to construct 8000 km more roads under the PMGSY in the state and the state government is now looking to construct these roads within a year for better connectivity.
Addressing a press conference held in Guwahati, the Assam minister said that, since 2005-2006, over 19,000 km roads were constructed in the state under PMGSY.
“The new roads construction works will be started from September 1 next and targeted to complete all roads within a year. Apart from it, the state Public Works department will repair all 19,000 km roads which were constructed earlier” Himanta Biswa Sarma said.
He further said that, during the period his department will construct 1400 numbers wooden bridge and 700 concrete bridges.
Apart from it, the Assam minister said that, the state government will construct three new flyover bridges in Guwahati.
“The new flyover bridges will be constructed at Dispur Super Market, Ganeshguri and Fatasil Ambari area,” Himanta Biswa Sarma said.
The Assam PWD minister who also holds finance department said that, recruitment process in the Public Works department will start soon.
He also said that, the state government will complete all under construction Assam Bhawan soon.
Earlier, the minister reviewed work progress of PWD department with the department officials, Deputy Commissioners and MLAs through video conferencing in Dispur.
The minister asked the Deputy Commissioners to release all untied funds for development works.
“Eying to all round development in the rural areas, the Assam Adarsh Gram Yojana will be started from October 2 and Rs 5 crore will be allocated to every village in the state,” Himanta Biswa Sarma said.
(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)