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Nitin Gadkari announces Multi-Modal Logistics Park in Assam’s Silchar

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NEW DELHI: Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari has announced that a multi-modal logistics park will be constructed in Silchar and the Balacherra-Harengajao section of the Silchar-Saurashtra Highway will be completed in March 2022.

According to a press statement, Mr Gadkari made this announcement at a public meeting at Zero Point on the East-West Corridor at Madhurmukh at Rangpur. It is pertinent to mention that the Union Minister unveiled a 13-foot tall bronze statue of former Prime Minister Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

In response to the request made by Chief Minister of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal, Union Minister Gadkari said that the logistics park will be constructed in Silchar and construction works of East-West Corridor would be expedited and two new bridges would come up over the Barak river.

Mr Gadkari requested Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal to send a proposal for ? 250 crore project in the Corporate Social Responsibility Fund for the Barak Valley.

Announcing that the water transport system of Brahmaputra would be strengthened, the Union Minister said that dredging work on Barak river has also been completed.

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