The state government in Assam has recently announced the construction of 12,000 concrete roads and to start with the exercise, a staggering sum of Rs. 2000-cr has already been earmarked for the purpose. Assam Public Works Department (PWD) Minister, Parimal Suklabadya said, explaining that the department has decided to construct roads in the localities with a population of more than 250 in next three years. Apart from this, a new bridge is to be constructed over the Brahmaputra River from Kuruwa to Narengi at an estimate cost of Rs. 2,255-cr and the DPR for the new bridge has been finalized and the project will be carried out by National Highway Authority of India (NHAI). The Assam PWD funds, under the Central Road Fund, has been increased from Rs. 400-cr to Rs. 800-cr and under RIDF XXII, NABARD tendering process for Rs. 472-cr has already been initiated, he insisted.
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