Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday laid the foundation stone of a new flyover connecting Maligaon with Kamakhya Gate and Pandu in the city.

The proposed four-lane flyover will start from Maligaon and end by crossing the Kamakhya Templegate on the Assam Trunk (AT) Road with an extended arm to the road leading to Pandu Ghat.

The Assam PWD (Roads) will construct this flyover at an estimated cost of Rs 383.72 crore under the State Owned Priority Development (General) Scheme.

The nearly 3 km-long flyover is targeted to be completed within two years from the date of construction.

Terming the rapid infrastructure development in Guwahati as part of the vision of the state government to make the city the gateway to entire South East Asia, the chief minister said infrastructure development has been taken up as a top priority by the state government to make Assam one of the best states in the country.

He also referred to the expansion of Guwahati city in all four sides under State Capital Region Plan and inclusion of Guwahati by the Centre in the first round of the Smart City Project as indicators of the vision of both Central and State governments to make Guwahati and Assam new engine of growth for the country, as envisaged by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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