GUWAHATI, March 7 � The Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) has asked the State government to include its three important development projects in the Budget 2015-16 and earmark a sum of Rs 110 crore for the purpose.
GMDA Chairman Dhiren Baruah told The Assam Tribune that other than the ongoing projects, the GMDA has planned to take up some more projects for development of Guwahati city and convenience of its citizens.
The proposal includes a traffic decongestion project with foot overbridge with escalator and sky walk, for which it has demanded Rs 50 crore for 2015-16.
The proposal also includes a beautification project with landscaping, lighting, etc, for which Rs 30 crore have been demanded as assistance for the current fiscal.
�We have also demanded a special package of Rs 30 crore for the development of the Umananda temple, the Sukreswar temple and parks under the GMDA for the convenience of people,� added Baruah.
�The Chief Minister has assured me that funds would not be a problem for the development of Guwahati city. I also submitted a memorandum to him demanding to make the GMDA the sole authority for any planning and coordinating work related to development of Guwahati,� he added.
Opening the riverfront from Kamakhya to the Governor�s house is another important project for the GMDA, for which it has given a proposal of clearing the riverside in a phased manner.
The GMDA memorandum also included a proposal for shifting of all legal machineries, including the Gauhati High Court, to North Guwahati and shifting the Sessions Court office at the present High Court and construction of a bridge between Guwahati and North Guwahati.