GUWAHATI, April 5 � For developing the playgrounds and open spaces in Guwahati city, the Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) is soon going to start the facelift of the Latasil playground and Sir Sadulla Park at Machkhowa.
With the projects receiving government sanction, the work of growing green grass on the Latasil playground and rolling the entire field to achieve an even surface, would start after Rongali Bihu.
�Latasil playground would be equipped with drinking water facility, beautiful premises and other facilities to make it completely fit for playing. Another park would be developed on more than seven bighas of land at Kharghuli. Work on this project would start within one week,� GMDA Chairman Dhiren Baruah told The Assam Tribune.
A number of other projects are on the anvil to beautify Guwahati city as well as preserve its legacy. Statues of Chaolung Siu Ka Pha, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Parliamentarian Hem Barua, former Chief Minister of Assam Mahendra Mohan Choudhury, nationalist and poet Ambikagiri Raichoudhury and freedom fighter Muhammad Tayebullah would adorn Guwahati city shortly. Rs 10 lakh would be spent on each of the statues.
�The statue installation project has been taken up as a result of several public representations in this regard. The younger generations must know about such personalities who dedicated their lives for the cause of the State and its people. Veteran sculptor Biren Singha would be entrusted with the task of sculpting the statues. The entire process may take nearly three-four months,� added Baruah.
Preserving the facade of Nabin Bordoloi Hall, a two-storied building would be constructed on the premises with all the necessary facilities. An amount of Rs 2 crore has been sanctioned for the purpose.
�All the projects would be started immediately and special care would be taken to complete them within time so that the projects do not remain in the government files,� he added.
Keeping public convenience in mind, four boring tubewells would be installed at a cost of Rs 40 lakh at Panjabari, Chandmari and Uzanbazar.