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Guwahati: Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma inaugurates the Fancy Bazar Foot over bridge on Wednesday, February 1.
Government said that the Fancy Bazar foot over bridge is the 8th of the high tech over bridges in Guwahati city. It is constructed with a financial out lay of Rs. 1659.57 lakh. The total length of the bridge is 73.93 metre. PWRD, East Guwahati Territorial Road division is the executing agency of the bridge.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister said that development of infrastructure is one of the priorities of the government. He said that to lend safety to the pedestrians, his government took the decision to construct the foot over bridges. He said that along with the construction, responsibility for maintenance of the lifts and escalators along with cleanliness of the foot over bridges have been given to the respective parties. Dr. Sarma also asked the PWD to allot the maintenance contract, if the same has not been given to anybody.
Dr. Sarma said that the foot over bridge would add beauty for the city before the G20 meet.
Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Ashok Singhal, MLA East Guwahati Siddhartha Bhattacharya also spoke at the programme which was also attended among others by Mayor of GMC Mrigen Sarania, Chairman of GMDA Narayan Deka.