GUWAHATI, March 10 � The Chief Minister today proposed construction of a six lane bridge over the Brahmaputra between Narengi and Kuruwa with a road link up to Dumnichowki on NH 52. In this connection, the feasibility study will be completed soon.
In his Budget speech, Gogoi said that the proposals for development of the Guwahati metropolitan region would be put forward for public consultation shortly.
In order to revitalize the Guwahati river front and to rejuvenate the city, development of the Brahmaputra river front from Nilachal Hill to Governor�s House has been proposed. The feasibility study regarding rail-based MRTS project for Guwahati city is in progress.
Gogoi said that schemes would be taken up for flood management and drainage to mitigate urban flood management in Guwahati city and other affected towns in Assam. The existing drainage systems shall be repaired and new drains constructed. To mitigate flooding of Guwahati city, drains and diversions shall be constructed to divert the storm water to the Brahmaputra through a system of sluice gates and pumps of requisite capacity. The existing drains will be improved and new ones being constructed including the ones in the southern side of the National Highway bye pass. The Government also proposes to take steps for dredging and cleaning of the natural channels and wetlands of Guwahati city. An amount of Rs 10 crore has been earmarked for purchase of various machinery for the purpose.
The Adabari bus stand will be converted into a state-of-the-art inter-state commercial hub along with bus stand in public-private partnership mode. He proposed a city centre equipped with offices of GMC, Mayor�s office, commercial hub, town hall, convention centre, open air theatre, parks, etc. at Rupnagar. He also proposed a composite scheme to develop the Umananda and Nabagraha temples and Maa Chandika Dewalaya as major tourist and pilgrimage centres.