Comprehensive development plans for Guwahati: Himanta Biswa Sarma
The state's largest metropolis, Guwahati, would receive improved municipal and other amenities, according to extensive plans developed by Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday. According to him, the city will be marketed as the "portal to Southeast Asia." The CM stated that emphasis will be placed on enhancing the roads and drainage system, expanding open space, and digitising the services offered by the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC).
Sarma stated during the opening of a new flyover in the city's Arya Nagar neighbourhood: "Making Guwahati the entry point to Southeast Asia is one of many projects and plans we have in the works. Our priority is the planned, all-around development of the city." According to him, a project worth Rs 600 crore is taking shape and will improve the roads and drainage around the city. Sarma said that there are plans to build a ring road around Guwahati, though they are still in the early stages.
"We are considering providing a ropeway service with stops along the way from Khanapara to the airport. We only have a concept in mind at this point. We must determine how to accomplish it "He clarified. The chief minister stated that initiatives were being taken to create more open places for leisure and other pursuits. According to him, "a lot of government office buildings are being demolished, and the land empty will be transformed into parks and walking zones."
According to Sarma, the government offices would be moved to an integrated directorate site. In order to ease people's problems, he added, GMC services like property registration are being digitalized as quickly as possible. Other actions done for the development of Guwahati, the chief minister stated, include the introduction of an automated traffic management system and the gradual launch of piped water supplies.
(source : PTI)
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