Assam’s Longest Flyover in Guwahati to Feature Sporting Complex
As August draws to a close, Assam is set to welcome its longest flyover in the capital city of Guwahati. Adding to the city’s skyline, this seventh road flyover complements the existing five railway flyovers, which have become iconic symbols of connectivity in the region. However, one railway overpass stands out as a unique and innovative addition.
Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma inaugurated an 8,330m long railway flyover in Jorhat, the tea capital of Assam. What sets this flyover apart is its integration of a state-of-the-art sporting complex beneath the bridge. This novel concept marks the first of its kind in the entire northeast region, showcasing Assam’s commitment to utilizing urban space optimally.
Local contractors were behind the construction of this remarkable structure, which is dedicated to the Badminton Association of Jorhat. The integrated sporting arena offers young athletes the ideal environment to nurture their skills, complete with proper lighting and seating facilities. Notably, portraits of revered sports personalities adorn the pillars and walls, serving as constant motivation for budding talents.
Pertinently, Himanta Biswa Sarma, in addition to his role as the Chief Minister, is also the President of the Badminton Association of India.