The Central Government has laid the foundation of Mahabahu-Brahmaputra project to initiate various developmental activities in the eastern parts of the country (especially the Brahmaputra and the surrounding areas of the Barak River) and to provide seamless connectivity to the region.
Under this project, the foundation stone of a four-lane bridge over the Brahmaputra River between Dhubri (North Coast) and Phulbari (South Coast) will be laid. The proposed bridge will be located on NH-127B, which originates from Shrirampur on NH-27 (East-West Corridor) and terminates at Nongstoin on NH-106 in Meghalaya. It will connect Dhubri in Assam to Phulbari, Tura, Rongram and Rongjeng in Meghalaya.
Along with this, the foundation stone of a two-lane bridge on the Brahmaputra River between Majuli (North Coast) and Jorhat (Southern Coast) will also be laid. The bridge will be located on NH-715K and will connect Nemtighat (towards Jorhat) and Kamalabari (towards Majuli).
The project includes bridge construction along with Ro-pax vessel operations between Nemati-Majuli Island, North-Southern Guwahati and Dhubri-Hatsingimari . The ' Portal for Asset and Navigation Information- PANI' will act as a single-stop solution to provide information related to the navigation of rivers and their nature .