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Rs 600cr for road in Dhubri

Dhubri, Jan. 3: The Assam government has sanctioned Rs 600 crore recently for the construction of a road from Jhagrarpar in the town to Chowranghi More at Gauripur of the district.

Deputy commissioner Kumud Chandra Kalita today said the PWD road with two RCC bridges, would be an alternative to the road, which connect National Highway 31 from Dhubri to Beparipatty of Gauripur.

Kalita told The Telegraph that the work on the 6km (approximately) road had already been started and would be completed by May.

“This road will connect National Highway 31 at Chowranghi More of Gauripur from Jhagrarpar on the outskirts of the town. It will improve traffic movement and minimise the load on Guru Teg Bahadur Road, which, too, is being widened by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI),” Kalita added.

An official source in Dhubri divisional PWD (road) department said the PWD road would be raised and widened to 5.5 metres.

The director of North East Craft And Rural Development Organisation (Necardo), Binoy Bhattacharjee, said, “Jhagrarpar is gradually developing into big township and the PWD road will play a big role in its growth.”

Jhagrarpar falls between Dhubri and Gauripur towns and has Dhubri civil hospital, Dhubri indoor and outdoor stadiums, Jhagrarpar eco-tourism park, AIR centre, BEd College and state and central government offices.

Moreover, Dhubri Medical College and Dhubri Ayurvedic College were also coming up in the area, Bhattacharjee added.