Union Minister of Ports, Shipping & Waterways and Ayush, Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday visited the construction site of Majuli-Jorhat bridge over the Brahmaputra to take stock of the work in progress.
Incidentally, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid foundation stone of the bridge project across the Brahmaputra exactly two years ago on February 18, 2021.
For the benefit of people living in Majuli island, the 6.8-km long 2-lane bridge including approach roads over the Brahmaputra between Majuli (Kamalabari) and Jorhat (Nimati Ghat) is being constructed at a cost of Rs 925.47 crore.
“Today I took stock of the progress of works of the aspirational Jorhat-Majuli Bridge at Majuli with local MLA Bhuban Gam. I have urged officials and engineers associated with the project to expedite construction of the sub-structure of the bridge. Hon’ble PM Narendra Modi ji has laid great emphasis on transforming the transportation sector of Assam and the North East and I believe that the long-awaited Jorhat-Majuli bridge will open a new horizon in this direction,” Sonowal said at the construction site.