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Government of India
Ministry of Road Transport & Highways
04-January-2018 05:45IST
Construction of Bridges over Brahmaputra

Three bridges have been proposed for construction by the Government over the River Brahmaputra.  Consultancy services for the preparation of Detailed Project Reports (DPR) for these bridges have been awarded. The detailed of these bridges are given as follows:

 

Sl. No

NH No.

Location

Tentative Length (km)

Agency entrusted

Status of DPR

1.

127B

Between Dhubri in Assam and Phulbari in Meghalaya

14

NHIDCL

Draft DPR prepared

2.

52 & 37

Between Gohpur on NH-52 and Numaligarh on NH-37

12

NHIDCL

Under preparation

3.

715

Between Kaupati and Rowta

12

PWD Assam

Under preparation

 

 

1026 km of National Highways in Assam have been approved for four-laning. Out of this ,12km is under implementation with State PWD, Assam, 649km with National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) and 365km with National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL)Four laning of roads from Numaligarh to Jhanji has been awarded by NHIDCL in two packages on EPC mode under which the concessionaire/contractor is responsible for maintenance works during construction.  . The status of 4-laning from Numaligarh – Jhanji is as follows :

 

 

Sl. No

NH

NH Section

Length (km)

Agency

Progress

 
 

1

37

Four Laning of Numaligarh to Jorhat section from Km. 402.500 to Km. 453.000 (Design Km 403.200 to Km 454.240) except Dergaon bypass (with Toll Plaza)

39.72

NHIDCL

 

(i) Financial Progress - 16.09%
(ii) Physical Progress - 8.97%

 

2

37

Four Laning of Jorhat to Jhanji section from Km. 453.00 to Km. 491.08

37.8

NHIDCL

 

Work awarded to M/s GDCL on 09.11.2017.

 

 

This information was given by the Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways, Shipping and Chemical & Fertilizers Shri Mansukh L Mandaviya in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

 

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