NEW DELHI- Chief Minister of Assam, Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma met Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari here on late Tuesday evening and discussed about the key upcoming infrastructure projects in Assam.
Among the important projects that figured in the discussion included the Guwahati Ring Road, a major project aimed at improving connectivity by easing traffic bottleneck in the region.
Chief Minister Sarma stressed on the importance of the key infra projects for enhancing the state’s connectivity with States of the North East Region and the rest of the country.
The meeting that took place at the Union Minister’s official residence here lasted for close to an hour.
The meeting between the Chief Minister and the Union Minister assumes significance as it pertains to all-out efforts to improve road connectivity in the North Eastern Region, so vital for ushering in rapid economic growth and regional integration.
“The discussion is part of a broader vision to construct America-like roads in the North East Region for smooth connectivity by the fag end of this year,” said an official of the ministry privy to the development.
The Guwahati Ring Road project is one of the pet projects of Chief Minister Sarma to boost Assam’s road infrastructure and connectivity to accelerate the pace of economic growth and development in the State.
Later, taking to X (formerly Twitter), Chief Minister Sarma wrote, “During my brief stay in Delhi, I had a very good discussion with Hon’ble Union Minister Shri Nitin Gadkari ji regarding the matters pertaining to upcoming Guwahati Ring Road, and some other important projects.
Grateful for his time and counsel.”