GUWAHATI (Metro Rail News): Talking about the metro-rail project, State Industry Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary on Wednesday, October 16, stated that in the first phase, a pilot metro rail project from Kamakhya to Narengi will be set up.
Further, Patowary stated that BJP has not given up on the project and it will be an integral part of developing Guwahati as a gateway to south-Asian countries under the ‘Act East Policy.’
He also pitched about the introduction of toll gates in the state to collect revenue for the maintenance of highways. “Meghalaya has already started collection through two toll gates,” he added.
State Industry Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary said the Guwahati Metro Rail Project has not been given up by the BJP-led state government.
Talking to newspersons, Patowary said that the Metro Rail project would be an integral part of developing Guwahati as a gateway to reach out to the southeast Asian countries under the Act East Policy. He said, ‘In the first phase, we shall undertake a pilot metro rail project from Kamakhya to Narengi’.
The Minister today also made a pitch for the introduction of toll gates in the state for the collection of revenue for maintenance of the highways. “Meghalaya has already started collection through two toll gates,” he said.
He added, “The Central government collected Rs 28,000 crore from toll gates this year. It has fixed a target of Rs 1,00,000 crore in 2020”.