Union Minister Nitin Gadkari lays foundation stones of 26 National Highway projects in Guwahati


In a major boost to the roadways infrastructure of the state, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday inaugurated and laid the foundation stone for 26 National Highway Projects worth over Rs 17,500 crore in Guwahati.

The Union Minister was joined by Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, Union MoS General Vijay Kumar Singh and dedicate the national highway projects to the state in a function that was held at Srimanta Sankardeva Kalakshetra, Guwahati.

Taking to X Union Minister Gadkari wrote, “Inaugurated and laid the foundation stone for 26 National Highway Projects with an investment of more than 17,500 Cr, in the presence of Union MoS General Shri@Gen_VKSingh Ji, CM Assam Shri@himantabiswa Ji, state cabinet ministers, MPs, MLAs, and NHIDCL officials in Guwahati, Assam today. The Dibrugarh-Tinsukia-Ledo project aims to enhance interstate connectivity between Upper Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, boost strategic presence, and promote trade and tourism. The Silchar to Lailapur section will connect the Barak Valley with Mizoram, fostering socio-economic growth. NH-515 in Dhemaji District will improve connectivity between North Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.”

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari arrived in Guwahati on Monday, October 30 and offered prayers at the Kamakhya temple.

The Union Minister visited the temple along with his wife and sought the blessings of Goddess Kamakhya.