Assam CM Sonowal proposes to paint all houses of Guwahati with same colour


GUWAHATI: To lend a distinct identity to the state’s capital town Guwahati, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday mooted the idea of developing a colour pattern for all buildings in the city.

He suggested a proper study and analysis to help suggest uniformity in colour for all buildings in the city to give it a distinct identity so that the image is imprinted in the minds of the visitors.

He urged PWD Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma and GDD Minister Siddhartha Bhattacharjya to deliberate on the suggestion so that a consensus can be evolved.

Sonowal was speaking after inaugurating the newly built flyover connection RG Baruah Road with Bishnu Rabha Flyover at Ganeshguri Chariali in the city.

The Public Works Department (PWD) has constructed the 425.50-meter long flyover under State-owned Priority Development Fund for the year 2018-19 with financial outlay of Rs. 58.74 crore. The foundation for the flyover was laid on March 6, 2019, with a completion period of 30 months. However, the bridge constructed by M/Street Gautam Construction has been completed within 19 months.

Sonowal congratulated the PWD for setting a record in terms of completion of the flyover and termed this as an example of good governance in the State.

He also appreciated Dr. Sarma for his leadership in the swift execution of the project. Dr Sarma in his speech said altogether sixteen flyovers are currently being constructed in different parts of the State, including the flyovers at supermarket and Maligaon in the city. Few other infrastructure projects such as an express corridor from Rehabari to Panbazar and an elevated flyover from Chandmari to Noonmati are also mooted by the government, he added.

Dr. Sarma also informed that while around 30 per cent work for Guwahati-North Guwahati Bridge has been completed, nine-foot bridges that are being constructed at critical areas of the city with elevators, would be dedicated to the people from December to February. Minister of Guwahati Development Department Siddhartha Bhattacharjya and Minister of State (i/c) for Revenue & Disaster Management Jogen Mohan also spoke on the occasion.

Chief Minister Sonowal also felicitated representatives of the construction company and PWD engineers who were associated with the project on the occasion.

With inputs from UNI