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Shri Gadkari announces Rs 200 crore assistance to Assam for repair of rain ravaged National Highways Rs 400 crore sanctioned for dredging of Brahmaputra

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Shri Gadkari announces Rs 200 crore assistance to for repair of rain ravaged National

Rs 400 crore sanctioned for dredging of Brahmaputra

The Minister of Road Transport & and Shipping Shri has announced a financial assistance of Rs. 200 crore as the first instalment for the immediate repairs of National damaged due to the heavy rains in The announcement was made after the Chief Minister Shri Sarbananda Sonowal called on Shri Gadkari for a review of the situation in where heavy rains have led to National being damaged.

Meanwhile, an expert team of the National Authority of India (NHAI) officials has been despatched for on the spot assessment of the damage. If needed, further financial assistance will be provided based on the NHAI team's report. The NHAI team is expected to submit its report within a week.

Another Rs 400 crore has been sanctioned for dredging work in Brahmaputra river. The work will start from September using six dredgers. Dredging will increase the depth of the river and prevent it from flooding.

A total of seven bridges are to be built on Brahmaputra river during the next five years for better road connectivity with the NE region. Work on two bridges is underway. DPR for three more bridges is to be prepared by the state govt.

Shri Gadkari has also asked the state government to submit the DPR for the proposed Bhramaputra National to be built along the banks of the river at a cost of Rs 40,000 crore.

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First Published: Wed, July 26 2017. 00:21 IST
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