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  • NHAI approves Rs 1823 crore for 49 km stretch from Nriambanglo to Harangajao says Regional Officer

    Published on June 25, 2021

    By Anup Biswas

    Haflong: Considering the people’s concern, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has approved a project costing 1823 crore for 49 km stretch from Nriambaglo to Harangajao, the much the publicized stretch of NH, informed Regional Officer, NHAI Sri Alok Kumar.

    Talking to this correspondent, Sri Kumar disclosed that the portion from Nriambanglo to Jatinga was awarded to NKC and JKM years aback but left without completing the works. Thereafter for Emergent maintenance for this 24.5 km was awarded to M/s Ratna Infrastructure at 20.5 crore.

    After my visit considering the problems at S turning a DPR was prepared with the help of JAICA clubbing the packages from Nriambanglo to Harangajao 49 km stretch at a cost of 1823 crore, where more than four km would be an elevated corridor with the latest technology.

    This new project is now approved and about to be tendered in September or November. This DPR is prepared to attract big companies to come, the design would be of the contractor and NHAI would give the reference.

    In Feb 2020, 19 km from Jatinga to Harangajao also awarded to M/s Ratna Infrastructure with the target of two years and five years maintenance in EPC mode so that there should not be disruption of communication around the year. The contractor should also ensure no disturbance in regular traffic.

    He also informed that the lighting in Tunnel near Nriambanglo would be provided 24X7 now on which was frequently disturbed due to power failure. People of Dima Hasao who have been suffering for the dilapidated condition of NH between Jatinga to Harangajao opined that if this portion was taken proper care, then this Sourastra to Silchar four lane would had been completed long before. The approval of this portion of NH has brough a sigh of relief to the people of not only Dima Hasao, but also for the people of southern Assam and neighboring states like Tripura, Mizoram and Manipur.