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Assam: CM kicks off work on Majuli-Jorhat bridge; announces another bridge at Dhunaguri linking Majuli

The 8.25-kilometer Majuli-Jorhat bridge over the Brahmaputra was inaugurated by Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday.

Chief Minister Sarma also announced the construction of a second bridge, this time connecting Lakhimpur and Majuli, at Dhunaguri near Bongalmora.

The project has already received Rs 925.47 crore from the central government.

“Launched construction work of 8.25 km Majuli-Jorhat Bridge including immediate approaches over river Brahmaputra on NH 715K at Dakshinpat in Majuli,” chief minister Sarma wrote on his Twitter account, alongside photos of the groundbreaking.

Chief Minister Sarma tweeted, “We are grateful to Hon PM Sri @narendramodi & Hon Union Min Sri @nitin gadkari for sanctioning this Rs 925.47 crore project.”

A Cabinet committee has been formed to monitor the project’s day-to-day progress, according to another tweet from chief minister Sarma.

The bridge is expected to open in November 2025, according to the Assam government.

The Assam government will also invest Rs 750 crore in the construction of a new bridge connecting Majuli and Lakhimpur at Dhunaguri near Bongalmora, according to Chief Minister Sarma.

“A Cabinet Committee has been formed to oversee the project’s day-to-day progress. “By November 2025, we hope to open this bridge,” Assam’s chief minister tweeted.

“GoA will also build a new bridge connecting Majuli and Lakhimpur at Dhunaguri with its own resources worth Rs 750 crore,” he added.

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