GUWAHATI, May 8 � Voluntary organisation Save Guwahati Build Guwahati (SGBG) has urged the State Government to develop the vacant land near the Guwahati Club rotary into a park as part of its city beautification plan.
The area, which was earlier a wetland, has now been filled up and reduced into a garbage dumping site to the utter distress of the Guwahatians. The plot of land, owned by the Railways, has ample scope to be developed into a beautiful park. But this potential of the plot of land has been ignored by the authorities concerned.
Moreover, considering the ambience of the area, it would be an imprudent act if it is dedicated to some multi-storey structures, said SGBG president Dhiren Barua.
Talking to this newspaper, Barua argued that in the greater interest of the future generation of the city, the site should be developed into a park by the Kamrup (Metro) district administration and to facilitate it, the State Government should acquire it without further delay. He urged the Railways also to extend its cooperation to the State Government in this regard.
Barua appealed to the people of the city to come forward to mount constant pressure on the Government for transforming this plot of land, located in the heart of the city, into a beautiful park.