Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma

The Assam cabinet on January 4 approved the construction of an “integrated directorate complex” which will house all departmental directorates currently spread across Guwahati.

The complex, to be set up near Betkuchi, will cost about Rs 808 crore.

Highlighting the importance of the integrated directorate complex project, Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said: “It will help in streamlining the system of service delivery to citizens as an integrated directorate will help reduce time and effort spent by people, while also improving inter-connectivity between various directorates.”

The Assam cabinet also decided to award consultancy services for the DPR of nine key road and flyover projects to RITES Ltd. The projects include flyovers at three busy crossings in Guwahati, seven elephant underpasses and elevated roads near the Deepol Beel Bird Sanctuary.

Deepor Beel is a large wetland located in the south-west of the city of Guwahati. It is situated about 10 km from the city centre and is a popular spot for birdwatching and picnics. The wetland is home to a wide variety of birds, including migratory species. The wetland is surrounded by forests, which are home to a variety of wildlife. Deepor Beel is an important ecological resource and is protected as a wildlife sanctuary.

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