The long-awaited opening of Nalbari’s first flyover is soon to take place. The flyover, constructed near Nalbari Harimandir, has completed construction and is poised to address major traffic congestion issues in the town.
The construction of the 465-metre-long flyover, which began in July 2019, was managed by DD Sharma Nirman Construction and cost around Rs 47 crore. The project’s foundation stone was laid by the then Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal at the Nalbari railway crossing in March 2017.
Over the last five years, the crossing has been closed to accommodate the flyover’s construction. This closure affected the stretch from Nalbari Harimandir to National Highway 31, causing pedestrians to travel an additional 3 km.
Despite various challenges that led to delays, the flyover’s completion is a relief for many. The prolonged closure led to numerous protests by different party organizations advocating for the alleviation of traffic congestion and the prompt opening of the flyover.
Sources indicate that the new flyover is likely to be inaugurated by Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma next month. The people of Nalbari eagerly await the completion of the bridge, anticipating a significant reduction in traffic jams within the town.
The imminent opening of Nalbari’s first flyover marks an end to years of traffic disruptions and inconvenience. The local residents look forward to smoother and more efficient commutes with the new infrastructure.