Rs. 200 Cr to be Spent on Repairs of Assam National Highway. The Minister of Road Transport and Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari has announced a financial assistance of Rs. 200 crore as the first instalment for the immediate repairs of National Highways damaged due to the heavy rains in Assam. The announcement was made after Gadkari reviewed the situation in Assam where heavy rains have led to National Highways being damage.
An expert team of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) officials has been dispatched for on the spot assessment of the damage. If needed, further financial assistance will be provided based on the NHAI team’s report.
A total of seven bridges are to be built on Brahmaputra river during the next five years for better road connectivity with the NE region. Work on two bridges is underway. Gadkari has also asked the state government to submit the DPR for the proposed Bhramaputra National Highways to be built along the banks of the river at a cost of Rs 40,000 crore.