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Road Communication Devp In Barak Valley Tops Priority List: Himanta Biswa Sarma

Himanta Inaugurates, Lays Base Of Projects Worth Rs 767 Crore

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GUWAHATI, Sept 7: Chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday said that his government accords utmost priority to developing the transport and communication in the Barak Valley along with developing other sectors.

He said this while inaugurating and laying the foundation for several projects worth Rs. 767 crore in Cachar and Hailakandi districts on Thursday. He inaugurated five schemes involving a financial outlay of Rs 229 crore and laid the foundation of four projects worth Rs 538 crore. He is currently on a two-day tour of the Barak Valley.

He also inaugurated 75 schemes encompassing 18,869 beneficiaries from eight legislative assembly constituencies in the region.

The chief minister also laid the foundations of an integrated office of the district commissioner of Cachar involving an outlay of Rs 48 crore and unveiled a statue of Lachit Borphukan at its premises, apart from inaugurating a convention centre worth Rs 16 crore in Silchar.

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He further laid foundations for improvement of a road measuring 22 km from Borkhola to Kalain involving Rs 210 crore and another road from Cechabari to Hailakandi measuring 24 km involving Rs 264 crore.

On the other hand, he also inaugurated three bridges over the Barak river and unveiled a statue of Bharat Ratna Atal Behari Vajpayee in Hailakandi.

Speaking at a public meeting held at DSA field at Silchar, Himanta Biswa Sarma said, “Our government accords top priority to develop the transportation sector of Barak Valley along with development of other sectors. The three new bridges that have come up over the Barak river will not only improve the transportation of the region, they will herald overall development of the Barak Valley. Another bridge will also be constructed at Silghat soon.”

“The scheme to provide piped water will facilitate supplying of pure drinking water to the people. Our government has taken steps to implement the Jal Jeevan Mission in the state very assiduously. So long as Prime Minister Narendra Modi remains in power, development of Barak Valley will take place unhindered. The Cancer Care Institute that is coming up will be dedicated to the people of Barak Valley in the coming December-January,” he further said.

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The chief minister also said that the development of Assam took shape during the time of Atal Behari Vajpayee when he was the Prime Minister. The state government will take up a scheme worth Rs 60 crore to provide piped water to the public in Hailakandi. A similar project will also be taken at Lala. Moreover, Rs 200 crore will be spent for the development of roads in the district. The state government will also spend Rs 20 crore for development of district library and a stadium in the district.

State transport minister Parimal Suklabaidya, state public health engineering minister Jayanta Mallabaruah, MP Kripanath Malla, MLAs Mihir Kanti Shome, Kaushik Rai, Bijay Malakar, Krishnandu Paul, Dipayan Chakraborty, Karim Uddin Barbhuiya and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.


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