Highway connecting Assam-Bhutan border to be road to prosperityMarch 7th, 2009 - 7:00 pm ICT by ANI
Baksa (Assam), Mar 7 (ANI): People of Barpeta district have expressed hope that the national highway connecting Pathsala town in Assam to Bhutan border would be a road to their prosperity.
The National highway 151 will connect Pathsala town of Barpeta district to Bhutan Border passing through Baksa district.
The locals are eagerly waiting for completion of the road. They believe it would change their fortunes.
We are happy about the road since Bhutan connection has been made. We are hoping that a check post and a custom office will be set up, and vehicles will be stopped here. Thus our business will also develop, said Rameshwar Daimary, a businessman.
The locals say that the earlier road used to connect to Bhutan border was in a bad shape. They lament that road was in such a bad condition that patients used to die by the time they used to reach town.
Construction of road has made locals jubilant. They believe that road would help to avail the employment opportunities available in Bhutan.
Our business will also improve. Asias biggest cement factory will also be coming up in Bhutan. So our locals here would get lot of employment opportunities as well, said Mahandra Basumatary, a local. (ANI)