The Central Government has approved the decision to construct a four-lane tunnel. The Brahmaputra to connect Numligarh from Gahapur in Assam. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Public Enterprise (NHAIDCL) has submit a demarcate diary under the river submit by a US company.
According to national media reports, the pre-feasibility report and DPR for the tunnel were prepare by Louis Berger. An American company in Assam. The company has prepared a pre-feasibility report and DPR for the construction of a 14.75 km long tunnel. The tunnel under the Brahmaputra river and the Center has already given its approval. It is claim that under the tunnel, military vehicles and armored vehicles can travel at a speed of 80 kmph. According to the source, the construction of the tunnel will start from December.