Chief Minister, Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday, June 5, examined the functioning of the Guwahati Development Department at a meeting held at his conference room at Janata Bhawan and assessed Assam Urban Infrastructure Investment Program, Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA), Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC), smart city project etc.
Chief Minister Sarma reviewed the progress of the solid waste management project, being set up at Dibrugarh under the Assam Urban Infrastructure Investment Program, funded by the Asian Development Bank, directing the department to complete the Dibrugarh Town Protection and Drainage Project on time. He also instructed to ramp up implementation of the Southeast Guwahati Water Supply Project.
Chief Minister Dr. Sarma directed setting up more parks and open spaces in the city. He also instructed GDD to construct a botanical garden on the 56 bigha plot of erstwhile central jail premises at Fancy Bazaar within a time frame of three months while stressing the importance of stopping all construction works on the lands near the riverbank in Guwahati to keep them blockage-free.
Reviewing the status of implementation of the Guwahati Smart City Project, the Chief Minister instructed to complete the street light projects on time, implementing the preliminary projects included in the Smart City Project at the earliest. He also evaluated the artificial flood management plan, waste disposal system, street lighting etc and instructed the GMC to modify its revenue collection while taking measures to collect all unpaid municipality taxes.
The meeting was attended by Additional Chief Secretary of GDD, Maninder Singh; Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, Samir Kumar Sinha and other top officials of GDD.