Guwahati: On the completion of 100 days of the BJP-led government in Assam, Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday inaugurated three, modern foot over bridges (FOB) in Guwahati. The three foot over bridges built by PWD under SOPD Fund are located at Adabari-AT Road, Boripara-AT Road and Shukreshwar Temple.
Dedicating the FOBs to the public, chief minister Dr. Sarma expressed satisfaction over timely completion of the projects and said that these FOBs would greatly facilitate movement of pedestrians, specially during peak traffic hours.
GDD Minister Ashok Singhal, MP Queen Oja, MLA Siddhartha Bhattacharya were present at the occasion.
The Adabari-AT Road foot over bridge measuring 28 metres has been constructed at a cost of Rs 10 crore 38 lakhs. The construction began in February 2020 and the job ended on 30th July 2021.
The Boripara-AT Road foot over bridge measuring 28 metres has been constructed at a cost of Rs. 9 crore 70 lakh. The construction started in February 2020 and the job ended on 30th July 2021.
The Shukreshwar footbridge at Mahatma Gandhi Road is constructed at a cost of Rs. 7 crore 98 lakh and measures 19.70 metres. The construction started for the Sukreshwar FOB in June 2020 and the job ended on 30th July 2021.
The foot over bridges are strategically built for the convenience of the public trying to cross the busy roads without risking their lives. The Adabari FOB will help travellers at the busy Adabari Bus Terminal side which acts as one of the hubs for inter-district travel and witnesses a large number of passengers every day.
The FOB outside Sukreshwar Temple will benefit pilgrims visiting the centre of worship as the traffic movement at the single road without any divider is many a times challenging for the visitors to cross over.