The soil testing for the upcoming six-lane bridge over Brahmaputra river connecting North Guwahati to South Guwahati is currently underway.
According to reports, the bridge is expected to be 1600 meter in length with six-lane carriageway. The total cost of the project is estimated to be around Rs. 1,925 crores. The length of the main bridge will be 1240 meter extra-dosed cable type with Y-arm of 360 metres.
The new bridge, once completed, will reduce the travel time between the North and South bank from 90 minutes to 15 minutes.
The starting point of the corridor will be at Bharalumukh on the south bank of the Brahmaputra. The culmination point will be at NH-31 near Gauripur Junction on North bank of the Brahmaputra.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of the six-lane bridge along with Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on February 9, 2019.