GUWAHATI: In a bid to redefine the scenic beauty of Guwahati, the government has intensified its focus on the Brahmaputra riverfront enhancement project.
And to inspect the under-construction park, a key element of the grand River Front Beautification Project at Old CP Bungalow premises at Pan Bazaar, Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs, Ashok Singhal visited the site on Thursday.
During his visit, Singhal took cognizance of the project’s progress and instructed the involved parties to hasten the completion process. The overarching vision is to unveil this splendid riverfront park to the public by the forthcoming festive season.
“Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma-led government of Assam has a world class vision and is committed to ensure the beautification of the Brahmaputra riverfronts in Guwahati. Reiterating the same, visited the Old CP Bungalow premises at Pan Bazar, Guwahati and took stock of the progress of works of the under-construction park as part of the River Front Beautification Project,” wrote Minister Singhal, on a popular micro-blogging website.
The inspection visit also saw the presence of dignitaries such as GMDA Chairman Narayan Deka and high-ranking officials from both the Department of Housing and Urban Affairs (DoHUA) and the Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA).
Last year in October, the Chief Minister paid a visit to the site, where he emphasized Guwahati’s pivotal role as a vital link between India and Southeast Asia, highlighting the need for its beautification.
Situated on the southern bank of the Brahmaputra River, the riverfront development forms an integral part of Guwahati’s central business district. Spearheaded by Guwahati Smart City Development Limited, the project’s estimated budget is Rs 370 crore.