The Assam Chief Minister – Himanta Biswa Sarma, noted that the state government is emphasizing the beautification of Guwahati city, as it is a crucial link between India and South East Asia.
He visited the site of the old Deputy Commissioner (DC)’s office at Panbazar and inspected the ongoing work on the proposed Brahmaputra riverfront beautification project.
Taking to Twitter, the Assam CM wrote “We’ve prioritised beautification of the historic city of Guwahati, which isn’t only the Gateway to NE but also a crucial link between India & SE Asia. Vsited old DC office site at PanBazar & inspected ongoing work on the proposed Brahmaputra riverfront beautification project.”
“Asked officials and the construction agency to ensure timely completion of the project without compromising on quality. Cabinet colleague Shri @TheAshokSinghal and other senior officials were also present.” he added.
Asked officials and the construction agency to ensure timely completion of the project without compromising on quality.
Cabinet colleague Shri @TheAshokSinghal and other senior officials were also present.
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) October 25, 2022
He was accompanied by Urban Development minister Ashok Singhal and other senior officials. The project is being implemented by Guwahati Smart City Development Limited at an estimated cost of Rs 370 crore.
The riverfront is located on the south bank of the Brahmaputra river and is part of Guwahati’s core business district.
The six km stretch is located between Raj Bhavan (Kharghuli Hill) and Kamakhya Temple (Nilachal Hill). Once completed, the riverfront will have an esplanade for people to walk. It will also have seating arrangements, night illumination, a facility for cycling, and speed boating.