Assam’s Longest Nilachal Flyover Inaugurated

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma unveiled the Nilachal Flyover, the state’s longest flyover measuring 2.63 kilometers, connecting Maligaon Chariali to Kamakhya Gate in Guwahati. Constructed at a cost of ₹420.75 crore, the project was completed within 35 months by Shree Gautam Construction Co Ltd and Anupam Nirman Pvt Ltd. The flyover addresses traffic congestion in Guwahati and aims to facilitate smoother commuting for the region’s residents.

Sarma expressed gratitude to the public for their support during construction and highlighted the collaborative efforts of various departments and firms. He also shared plans for more infrastructure development, including flyovers, bridges, and a ropeway project connecting Kamakhya Railway Station with Maa Kamakhya Temple.

What is the Nilachal Flyover, and where does it stretch?

The Nilachal Flyover is Assam’s longest flyover, spanning 2.63 kilometers and connecting Maligaon Chariali to Kamakhya Gate in Guwahati.

Who were the firms involved in constructing the flyover?

Shree Gautam Construction Co Ltd and Anupam Nirman Pvt Ltd were the two firms responsible for constructing the Nilachal Flyover.

What challenges were faced during the construction of the flyover at Maligaon?

The construction in a high-traffic area like Maligaon posed challenges, but Sarma praised the cooperation of Guwahati’s residents, which was crucial for its timely completion.

What other infrastructure projects are in the pipeline for Guwahati?

There are plans for a 6-lane road connecting Dharapur with Jalukbari, a flyover at Dharapur Chariali, a rotary in front of Deepor Beel, flyovers at various locations, and more.

What ambitious projects did Sarma mention in terms of bridges and connectivity?

Sarma discussed the Guwahati-North Guwahati bridge over the Brahmaputra River, likening it to an architectural marvel and surpassing the beauty of the Mumbai Sea Link bridge. A ropeway project connecting Kamakhya Railway Station with Maa Kamakhya Temple is also planned.

What future vision does Sarma have for Guwahati’s development?

Sarma envisions Guwahati as not just the “gateway to Northeast” but also as the “gateway to Southeast Asia.” He expressed confidence that all projects in Guwahati would be realized by 2030.

What role will the upcoming “ring road” play in Guwahati’s development?

The “ring road” around Guwahati is expected to become a reality soon and contribute to improved connectivity and infrastructure in the city.

How does Sarma see the state’s progress in infrastructure by 2026?

Sarma expects the ropeway project, flyovers, bridges, and other developments to be operational, contributing to the region’s growth and connectivity by the upcoming 2026 elections.


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