Assam Bridge Project
|Country||The Republic of India|
|Total Project Cost||USD 280 million|
|Proposed Loan Amount||USD 224 million|
|Borrower||The Republic of India|
|Implementation Agency||Assam Public Works Department|
Assam, the gateway state of the North East India, is bearing enormous pressure on its land, infrastructure and transportation network, resulting from the rapid economic growth over the past years. In the Guwahati Metropolitan area, the largest city and the regional hub of the state of Assam, traffic congestion, long commuting time and frequent traffic accidents has become a great challenge to the region’s social-economic development, therefore developing the transport sector is paramount at the current stage for Guwahati.
In this context, the Assam Bridge Project is proposed with the objective to improve transport network connectivity across the Brahmaputra River in Guwahati, and to enhance mobility and accessibility in the region. The contents of the proposed Project include the construction of a six-lane-bridge over the Brahmaputra River and approach roads in the north and south banks with the total length of approximately 8 km.