In order to move on with the concept of developing Guwahati into a Smart City, a 1.3-kilometer length of the Brahmaputra Riverfront project has been approved at a cost of Rs. 370 crore. After reviewing different Smart City Mission projects, Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma instructed the appropriate departments and authorities to expedite the work.
The Riverfront is located on the south bank of the Brahmaputra River and is part of Guwahati's core business district. Between Rajbhawan (Kharghuli Hill) and Kamakhaya Temple is a six-kilometer-long riverfront (Nilachal Hill). Visitors and locals of Guwahati will benefit from amenities such as a walkway, a cycle track, and a jogging track, among others.
Viewpoints, Waterstairs, Fountains, Interactive Ponds, Ramps, Stairs, Jetty, Ferry Terminals, Kiosks, Bridges across outflow structures, and other infrastructure improvements are proposed for the Brahmaputra Riverfront. CM Sarma directed that the project be completed within the time limit specified.
Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma has instructed the Smart City Limited to finish various Smart City projects as soon as possible and without further delay. On Tuesday, CM Sarma held a high-level meeting with the Board of Directors of the Guwahati Smart City Project in the conference room of his office in Janata Bhawan and ordered authorities to give highest priority to completing various components of the projects as soon as possible.
The chief minister stated that if extra funds are necessary for their completion, the State Government will provide them.
Furthermore, the meeting discussed revival of water bodies and channels, development of Deepor Beel in full adherence with eco-sensitive manifesto commitment, Integrated Traffic Management System, Light and Sound Show in Gandhi Mandap and Sankardev Kalakshetra, development of Ashaklanta Devalaya, development of Umananda Devalaya, procurement, and other aspects of the Smart City Project. Ashok Singhal, the Development Minister of Guwahati, was also present at the meeting.