The Centre has approved road projects worth Rs. 1,932 crore for Assam, which mainly include four-laning of the existing National Highway 37 from Numaligarh to Dibrugarh in three parts.
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has given its approval for the four-laning of the Demow-Bogibeel junction section of National Highway-37 under the Special Accelerated Road Development Programme in North Eastern Region (SARDP-NE) on design, build, finance, operate and transfer (DBFOT) basis in build-operate-transfer (BOT) (Annuity) mode of delivery. The cost is estimated to be Rs.473.45 crore excluding land acquisition and other pre-construction activities. The total length of road will be approximately 46 kms.
The CCEA has also given its approval for the four-laning of the Jorhat-Demow section of National Highway-37 under SARDP-NE Phase 'A'.