|Rs 706 crore allocated for Guwahati development|
GUWAHATI, Feb 6 - Stating that Guwahati – the gateway to the North East – ‘must get its due’, Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma earmarked Rs 706 crore for the Guwahati Development Department in the State Budget for the year 2019-20.
“We had announced that the Assam State Capital Region Development Authority would be set up on the lines of the National Capital Region. To strengthen the institutional set of the organisation, we are earmarking Rs 10 crore in the Financial Year 2019-20,” he said.
For the installation and repairing of street lights, the Budget has earmarked Rs 100 crore. “We will further initiate a number of schemes, including the setting up of an elevated corridor, connecting Chandmari and Guwahati Club, MRTS Guwahati and formation of UMTA, three freight terminus and Development of Public Bus terminus at Jalukbari, Khanapara, Baihata Chariali and Amin Gaon etc., and have earmarked sufficient Budget for the same,” he said.