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Foundation stone for highway projects in Assam inaugurated

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  • December 26, 2020
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Foundation stone for highway projects in Assam inaugurated

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Infrastructure

In news 

  • Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and MSMEs recently inaugurated and laid foundation stone for 27 highway projects in Assam. 

Key takeaways 

  • Benefits: (1) Ease the transportation of commercial goods within and across the State; (2) Improve connectivity at the borders; (3) Enhance employment opportunities; (4) Save time and fuel; (5) Improve tourism and infra development; (6) Result in providing connectivity for agricultural produce up to larger markets.
  • A life-size bronze statue of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was also unveiled. 
  • Construction of a multi modal logistic park (MMLP) in Silchar was also announced. 
  • This will be the second MMLP in Assam after the one being made in Jogighopa.
  • This will benefit the people by way of development of Road and waterways connectivity.
  • Construction of Dhuvri-Phoolbari bridge in the coming month was also announced .

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