Cabinet nod to Rs 1,500 cr ambitious plan
FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
ITAGAR, July 4: The state cabinet on Friday approved an ambitious project to develop the infrastructure of the twin capital city of Itagar and harlagun– that would adorn the twin cities with flyovers, metro cable cars, automated car parking slots, multi-utility city centers and other facilities synonymous with a model metro-city.
The Cabinet under the chairmanship of Chief Minister bam Tuki gave the go-ahead to the project that would include three flyovers, a three-storied city center, a metro-cable car service, an automated multi-level car parking facility, a by-pass double lane road, a transit center for state transport buses and an elaborated storm water draige system at an estimated cost of about Rs 1500 crores for seeking funding from multilateral agencies through Department of Economic Affairs and Ministry of Fince.
As per the project proposal, three flyovers have been planned, two at Itagar and one at harlagun basically to streamline the hugely congested traffic flow, which is increasing by the day at an alarming rate, government spokesman Bamang Felix informed here today.
The three highly built-up market areas that witness maximum traffic congestion have been identified where the flyovers have been proposed. These are Ganga Market and Bank Tili at Itagar and the main market area at harlagun.
The City Center, according to plan, is to be established at harlagun with sufficient parking space and facilities of lifts and with all modern amenities. The Center will accommodate super markets and departmental stores, retail commercial shops, food courts and multiplexes.
The objective is to cater to the needs for organized commercial, retail and entertainment infrastructure to the citizens.
The most significant infrastructure development plan is the construction of a metro cable car service, which will not only ease commuting within the capital complex but also add to the tourism prospect of the state.
As per survey, this mode of communication is most eco-friendly with no air emissions, no noise pollution, no hazardous by product with least tree felling, Felix said.
Another state-of-art infrastructure proposed is the construction of an automated multi-level car parking facility at Itagar. While the first floor of the nine-story building would be utilized for commercial purpose, the ground floor and all other floors would be parking lot accommodating at least 214 cars. Other developments proposed in the project are a by-pass road (double lane) for the capital from harlagun to Itagar via Chimpu, a multi-utility transit center for state-run buses and an elaborate storm water draige system.
Meanwhile, the cabinet also decided for creation of post for ‘C’ Class police station at Maro, Borduria, Pumao, Liga, Piyong, Jomlo, mpai, Toru and other places including those approved earlier depending on the crime profile, remoteness and security scerio of the area.
The cabinet further approved for creation of a full-fledged directorate of Border Affairs.
In addition to the funds released for restoration works, the state government has decided to release 5 cr. each to Power and Public Health Engineering departments to restore damages of power supply and water supply throughout the state, the spokesman added.