Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today told the National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation (NHIDCL) officials to immediately repair the damaged portion of the national highways in the state, a government release said.
The chief minister during a meeting with NHIDCL general manager, Ajitpal Singh Brar and other senior officials at Dibrugarh also told them to speed up construction of new roads in the state, the release said.
Sonowal said the people of the state are “dissatisfied” with NHIDCL for pathetic condition of the national highways.
The chief minister suggested to the NHIDCL officials to adopt advanced and latest technologies for road repair and construction, it said.
Urging the NHIDCL officials to ensure sincerity and timely execution of construction, Sonowal also suggested engagement of local engineers and contractors in the works, it said.
The NHIDCL general manager assured the chief minister that the repair works as directed by him would be completed soon.
Dibrugarh MLA Prashanta Phukan and Chabua MLA Binod Hazarika were also present in the meeting, the release added.