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Sarbananda Sonowal visits Majuli, Nemati Ghat; Meets family of Bikramjit Baruah, who is missing after accident

MAJULI: Former Assam CM and Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today said both the Centre and Assam government are committed to complete the bridge over Brahmaputra connecting Majuli and Jorhat within the next four years and are jointly working towards it. Sonowal said that steps are being taken “so that it is well constructed with the latest technology.”

“I will continue to do what needs to be done for Majuli and its people with sincerity, dedication and responsibility,” Sarbananda Sonowal said, adding that the “technical aspects” as being analyzed now.

Union Minister for Shipping Sarbanand Sonowal on Friday undertook an inspection of the Nimati Ghat accident site and the surrounding areas by boat during the day and visited the residence of a person who has gone missing Jorhat. Sonowal also met the injured who are admitted at the Jorhat Medical College and Hospital.

Nobody can play with the lives of people and as such both Centre and state government will jointly take steps to improve the facilities for the passengers, said the Minister, who was elected to the Assembly from Majuli in 2016 and 2021.

Sonowal was elected twice as MP from Lakhimpur constituency under which the world’s largest river island is an Assembly segment.
A state cabinet decision was taken on Thursday regarding the construction of the Jorhat-Majuli bridge.

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