GUWAHATI: The Supermarket Flyover next to the Assam Secretariat in Dispur will likely be ready by Diwali. Work for the flyover is progressing at a rapid pace, informed PWD officials. The foundation laying ceremony of the Supermarket Flyover was held on 8 December 2019. The 1.4 km long flyover is being constructed at a cost of Rs. 127.20 crore. Soon after taking charge Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma had a review meeting with the PWD and directed them to complete the Supermarket Flyover by 30 September.
The traffic congestion around the Dispur area during rush hours is surely going to get some breathing space once the flyover is ready. The ongoing construction work has slowed the traffic to a great extent and it takes a lot of time to cross the area around GNRC, DownTown and Supermarket during office hours.
The Supermarket flyover will have three arms: the first towards Ganeshguri, the second from Assam Secretariat towards Down Town Hospital and the third arm will be towards Supermarket. Once completed, the double lane flyover will seamlessly connect Khanapara to Dispur Supermarket, and will make travelling to Last Gate from Ganeshguri faster.
The flyover is being constructed by local contractor Anil Das who is from Mirza. Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma had stressed on using local contractors and engineers for building flyovers and other big projects, informed a PWD official.