Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma visited Jongal Balahu Rampart located at Raha in Nagaon district and walked nearly four kilometres to have an inspection of the rampart which has been named after the great Tiwa king and brave warrior Jonjal Balahu.
Talking to the reporters on the sideline of his visit, chief minister Sarma said that as already announced, the state government will prepare an integrated action plan for the revival of Jongal Balahu Rampart and transforms it into an attractive tourist destination involving a project cost of more than Rs 50 crore.
He said that within the next three to four months works will start and once completed the site will become a glittering place of tourist attraction in the state.
Giving a detailed snapshot of the project, the CM said that the entire work has been divided into three parts, the two ends of the rampart and the middle portion along with other components. As a part of the project, an auditorium and an open-air theatre will also be built.
Children’s park, amusement park, light and sound show will also feature in the park. On the water body in the premises of the project, a number of hanging bridges will also be constructed. For the help of the tourists, electric rickshaws, an eatery and a cafeteria will also be part of the project.
During his visit, Sarma also planted saplings in the project area. water resources minister Pijush Hazarika, political secretary to the CM Jayanta Malla Baruah, Nagaon MLA Rupk Sharma, Raha MLA Sashi Kanta Das and Barhampur MLA Jitu Goswami were also present on the occasion.