Guwahati, Dec 4: Chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has ordered revival of the Assam State Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (ASIDCL).
At a meeting held at the conference room of his office in Janata Bhavan here on Saturday, Sarma said that ASIDCL was formed in 2016 for the capacity enhancement of the Public Works Department.
“However, for certain reasons it could not live up to its mandate. Now, when the PWD has taken several flagship schemes for building and revamping the state roads, the revival of ASIDCL as a catalyst of development has become pertinent. Therefore, steps have to be taken for the revival of ASIDCL,” he said.
The meeting also decided that the chief minister will act as the chairman of ASIDCL.
In the meeting, the chief minister also stressed on the need for expediting the state government’s plan for connecting different places of Assam through a well laid out network of roads.
Moreover, the chief minister asked the PWD to study the feasibility for declaring the stretch of 416 KM road from Dhubri to Silapathar once upon a time known as ‘Gohainkamal Ali’ as a special corridor.
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