GAURIPUR, Oct 28 - The declaration of Golakganj as a township by the Government of Assam vide order No. UDD(M) 184/2013/80 has been hailed by all sections of people here.
As per the order, the township will be divided into four wards comprising adjoining Gandhigram, North Raipur and South Raipur area.
Meanwhile, the Planning and Development Wing of the office of the Deputy Commissioner at Dhubri has already sent necessary notification to the Circle Officer at Golakganj and directed him to take necessary steps in this regard.
It may be mentioned here that the people of Golakganj have been demanding declaration of Golakganj as a town since 1974 and a gazette notification too was issued and opinions sought from the concerned people.
However, a number of well to do people reportedly objected to formal declaration of the township. Since then, Golakganj was functioning under a village panchayat.