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Guwahati’s Road Network Receives Boost with Inauguration of Shraddhanji Flyover on Zoo Road
Guwahati : Guwahati witnessed a momentous occasion as Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma unveiled the Shraddhanji Flyover, a new addition to the city’s road infrastructure, linking Gauhati Commerce College-Sundarpur on RG Baruah Road and Mother Teresa Road towards Geeta Mandir. This significant development, completed in just 19 months instead of the scheduled 30 months, was inaugurated with great enthusiasm during a ceremony held this evening.
Constructed using the SOPD fund with an investment of Rs. 316.11 crore, the 2.28 KM-long flyover promises to alleviate traffic congestion, providing a smoother commute for the city’s residents. Speaking at the event, Chief Minister Sarma highlighted the government’s dedication to enhancing Guwahati’s infrastructure, emphasizing upcoming projects, including the construction of rotaries at Bhut Nath and Machkhowa, a flyover at Bharalumukh, and a proposed 6 KM flyover from Handique Girls’ College point to Bamunimaidan, set to commence in January next year.
Furthermore, the Chief Minister outlined future plans, including the construction of an elevated corridor from Pandu to Kamakhya, a new flyover from Arya Nagar to Barsapara, and the completion of ongoing flyover projects on the national highway by April next year. Additionally, the implementation of a comprehensive CCTV system in Guwahati by August 2024 and the provision of piped water connection to 1.24 lakh households by April 2024 were highlighted as key milestones in the city’s development.
Present at the event were Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Ashok Singhal, MP Queen Oja, MLAs Siddhartha Bhattacharya, Ramendra Narayan Kalita, Atul Bora, GMC Mayor Mrigen Sarania, DGP GP Singh, Police Commissioner of Guwahati city Diganta Barah, and other esteemed dignitaries, emphasizing the collective effort and commitment towards the city’s progress and livability.