PM Narendra Modi will launch several infrastructure projects via video conferencing in Assam on Thursday, the PM’s office has said.
The launch of the project Mahabahu-Brahmaputra will lay the foundation stone of Dhubri-Fulbari Bridge. He will also perform Bhumi Pujan for the construction of Majuli Bridge on Thursday at 12 noon via video conferencing. The Mahabahu-Brahmaputra project is aimed at providing seamless connectivity to the eastern parts of India and includes various development activities for the people living around Brahmaputra and Barak rivers.
Marking a historic moment, PM Shri @narendramodi will launch multiple projects for development of #Assam and the #NorthEast from sacred river island Majuli (through video conferencing), on February 18. Do join. pic.twitter.com/Abx9eljtJn
— Chief Minister Assam (@CMOfficeAssam) February 17, 2021
According to the Prime minister’s office, Mahabahu-Brahmaputra’s launch will be marked by the inauguration of the Ro-Pax vessel operations between Neamati-Majuli Island, North Guwahati-South Guwahati and Dhubri-Hatsingimari ; Shilanyas of Inland Water Transport (IWT) terminal at Jogihoppa and various tourist jetties on River Brahmaputra. The Ro-Pax operation between Neamati and Majuli will reduce the total distance of 420 km that is currently being travelled by vehicles to only 12 km, resulting in a substantial impact on the logistics of small-scale industries of the region.
Introduction of Ro-Pax vessel MV JFR Jacob between North and South Guwahati will reduce travelling distance of around 40 km to a mere 3 km. Introduction of MV Bob Khathing between Dhubri and Hatsingimari will reduce travelling distance of 220 km to 28 km, thus resulting in a huge saving of travel distance and time.
The proposed Dhubri Phulbari Bridge will be located on NH-127B, originating from Srirampur on NH-27 (East-West Corridor), and terminating at Nongstoin on NH-106 in Meghalaya. It will connect Dhubri in Assam to Phulbari, Tura, Rongram and Rongjeng in Meghalaya. The bridge, to be built with a total cost of approximately ₹4,997 crores, will meet the long-standing demand of the people from Assam and Meghalaya who were depending on ferry services to travel between the two banks of the river. It will reduce the distance of 205 Km to be travelled by road to 19 Km, which is the total length of the bridge.
The PM is also scheduled to launch digital solutions for Ease-of-Doing-Business.
Edited By: Aditi Pokharel