Sonowal, Himanta Biswa Sarma attend ‘Bhoomi Puja’ for Guwahati-North Guwahati Bridge


GUWAHATI: In a major relief to the people of North Guwahati, the bridge over the Brahmaputra connecting Guwahati to North Guwahati is going to be a reality.

Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal and finance minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma today attended ‘Bhoomi Pooja’ for the beginning of construction of the bridge.

The length of the bridge will be 1600 metre with six-lane carriageway which will be constructed with a cost of around Rs. 2600 crore. The bridge, once it is built, will reduce travel time from south bank to north bank Brahmaputra from 90 minutes to mere 15 minutes. The bridge will also play a pivotal role in reducing traffic congestion and controlling air pollution.