TRANSPORTATION

AIRWAYS

Airports:
Lokopriyo Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, Guwahati.
Salonibari Airport, Tezpur
Mohanbari Airport, Dibrugarh
Rowriah Airport, Jorhat
Lilabari Airport, Lakhimpur
Kumbhigram Airport, Silchar


RAILWAYS

All the major towns of the state like Guwahati, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, Jorhat, Nagoan, Tezpur, Bangigaon etc are linked with railways. The Railways run a number of inter-State trains linking Guwahati and Dibrugarh with other important places of the country, such as Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, Thiruvanthapuram, Bangaluru, Cochin, etc. The Bogibeel bridge, which will be the longest railway bridge in the country, is under construction. The Bogibeel rail-cum-road bridge will be the fourth bridge across the Brahamaputra river. The Sarighat and Naranarayan Setu are other two Rail-cum-road bridges in the state while the Kaliabhomora is only a road bridge.

Railway Route (in Km) in Assam

Particulars
2004-2005 2005-2006 2006-2007
Broad Gauge 1227.7 1227.16 1126.59
Meter Gauge 1278.12 1057.12 1057.12
Total 2505.8 2284.3 2283

ROADWAYS

Assam is connected by approximately 69,000 km of road network. The major towns are connected by national highways, which cover a span of 2754 Km in Assam. The density of national highways is high in Assam and more have been added in recent years.

District-wise and Category-wise Length of Roads in Assam (2006-2007) (in Km)

District State Highway Major District Road Rural Road Urban Road Total
Dhubri 35 49 821 31 937
Kokrajhar 127 101 724 16 968
Bongaigaon 41 308 603 39 990
Goalpara 32 76 789 10 907
Barpeta 131 183 976 31 1322
Nalbari 180 142 1087 18 1427
Kamrup 73 323 1671 370 2436
Darrang 234 330 1858 16 2437
Sonitpur 44 316 1833 59 2252
Lakhimpur 118 71 763 44 996
Dhemaji 39 89 1088 7 1223
Morigaon 115 26 881 Nil 1022
Nagaon 190 336 1696 53 2274
Golaghat 90 120 1367 33 1610
Jorhat 137 82 1464 86 1770
Sibsagar 229 180 1348 40 1797
Dibrugarh 315 80 1104 55 1553
Tinsukia 35 302 664 66 1067
Karbi Anglong 313 406 3401 66 4285
N.C. Hills 221 85 1118 76 1500
Karimganj Nil 157 681 19 856
Hailakandi 46 8 331 6 391
Cachar 75 60 707 35 877
Total 2819 3828 26976 1177 34801


WATERWAYS

River Brahamaputra and Barak rivers are used as a vast network of waterways. These two rivers effectively fulfill the transport needs of the state. At present, two public sector organisations, viz., the State Directorate of Inland Water Transport (IWT) and Central Inland Water Transport Corporation (CIWTC) are operating water transport services between Guwahati and Kolkata exclusively for movement of goods. The Brahmaputra has already been declared as No.2 National Waterway.

 
Route length (in km)
River
Navigable by country boat Navigable by engine boat Total
Brahmaputra 724 637 1361
Subansiri 143 64 207
Barak 153 65 218
Total 1020 766 1786


Routes of Commercial Service:

Guwahati-Calcutta-Guwahati.
Guwahati-Sirajganj-Guwahati.
Guwahati-Narayanganj-Guwahati.
Karimganj-Calcutta-Karimganj.