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New industrial policy to Assam by October

New industrial policy to Assam by October

A new industrial policy is in the offing to enhance the economic development of Assam, said the State Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on August 15 The CM announced this while hoisting the national flag at the Independence Day ceremony in Guwahati. The policy is to be implemented from October, he added.

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Balipara-Tawang road to be upgraded to NHDL grade

Balipara-Tawang road to be upgraded to NHDL grade

In Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, Balipara-Charduar-Tawang (BCT) road, with a total length 317.52 km, is under improvement to National Highway Double Lane (NHDL) specifications. Out of this 116.89 Km length has been improved so far. Work is in progress in 84.63 km length and work is yet to start in 116 Km of length. Rs. 69.51 Crores has been allotted for current financial year. Total financial outlay is assessed as Rs.611.59 Crore. Expenditure incurred so far is Rs.420.70 Crore and physical progre

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Fernandes inaugurates 2-lane flyover in Guwahati

Fernandes inaugurates 2-lane flyover in Guwahati

In Assam's Guwahati city, the recently completed 2-lane flyover on NH-37 near Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International (LGBI) Airport near VIP Chowk was inaugurated and dedicated to the Nation by the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Oscar Fernandes. The commissioning of this flyover is expected to ease the traffic congestion at Airport Junction point to a great extent as it would facilitate uninterrupted plying of vehicles coming from Goalpara side across the flyover towards Guwaha

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ONGC to double its output in Assam

ONGC to double its output in Assam

ONGC Assam asset plans to com¡¡p¡lete projects on time so as to double its production by 2030 from the current level of 1.21 million tonne per year. More wells need to be drilled with the latest technology, emphasis has to be laid on opening up new horizons by strengthening exploration activities

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Assam to have longest bridge

Assam to have longest bridge

Assam is going to have India's longest bridge across the mighty Brahmaputra at Bogibeel in Assam is not only expected to be a lifeline for the northeast, but will also strengthen the country's security.

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Govt may implement Rs 140 bn metro project in 3 phases

Govt may implement Rs 140 bn metro project in 3 phases

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi informed that the proposed metro rail project in Guwahati may cost Rs 14,000 crore and it may be implemented in three phases. It may be noted that recently the union government cleared the proposal for the project and also earmarked
Rs 25 crore for the feasibility study and the preparation of a

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OIL produced 3.7 mn t of crude oil in FY13

OIL produced 3.7 mn t of crude oil in FY13

State-run oil and gas explorer Oil India (OIL) could produce only 3.701 million tonne of crude oil during 2012-13 compared to 3.884 million tonne in 2011-12 because of hostile work environment in Assam. The company was targeted to explore 3.95 million tonne in 2012-13, but it could not and the figure was this year's target. OIL posted a gross income of Rs 11,456.32 crore

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Assam to get 3000-km new roads

Assam to get 3000-km new roads

Media reports say that the Union Cabinet on July 3 approved a proposal by the Rural Development Ministry to relax norms for Assam so that 1,877 unconnected habitats can get road connectivity under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY). These habitats, having population ranging between 250 and 499, will now be connected new roads covering a length of 3,140 km.

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Centre considers metro rail proposal of Assam govt

Centre considers metro rail proposal of Assam govt

The central government is said to be considering request from the Assam government for implementing metro rail project in the north eastern state. Metro rail projects are becoming popular across many cities in the country. The union urban development ministry has to clear a proposal to set up metro rail system in the country as it is partly financed by th

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APL in the process of delisting its shares

APL in the process of delisting its shares

Loss-making Assam Petrochemicals (APL) is in the process of de-listing the company from the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) amidst the proposal of Oil India to buy stake in the firm. State-run OIL is in talks with Assam government, which is holding 88.2 per cent stake in APL, for buying 49 per cent equity in the company. Domestic institutions and others hold the remaining stake in