North East India’s first multilevel automated car parking along with the service of Aquatic Weed Harvesters were launched in Guwahati
To ease out the traffic congestion for the citizens of Guwahati, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated North East India’s first multilevel automated car parking on RG Baruah Road today. This advanced parking facility has been developed by Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) with a project cost of Rs. 14.33 crore.
Coinciding the occasion, Chief Minister Sonowal also launched the service of Aquatic Weed Harvesters to keep the waterbodies of the city clean and free from aquatic vegetation and unwanted plants. The weed harvesters were procured from the United States with an expenditure of Rs. 7.5 crore.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal called upon the people of the city to join government initiatives to make Guwahati as the smartest city in the country. He said that a series of activities have been launched to develop Guwahati as the gateway to South East Asia.
Terming the inauguration of multilevel car parking as a significant development, Sonowal said that this could immensely help in reducing traffic congestion. The Chief Minister mentioned that government of Assam is striving hard to carry forward the implementation of Act East Policy and to create a better environment for industrial growth. Sonowal said that state government for the first time will organise Global Business Summit on 3rd and 4th February 2018 and construct World Trade Center in Guwahati for creating a global business environment in Assam.
Minister for Guwahati Development Department Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the new parking facility would accommodate vehicles of people visiting both Shradhanjali Kanan Park and the State Zoo. He further mentioned that another three multilevel car parking facilities would come up near MMC Hospital, Sagarmal Saraogi Petrol pump and near the ropeway connecting Guwahati with North Guwahati which is under construction. Dr Sarma also said that the newly procured weed harvesters would be pressed in to service for cleaning the Deepor Beel, a Ramsar site and Silsako Beel, also a wetland in the city. The new machines are capable of uprooting and cleaning water hyacinths, thrash and floating garbage from waterbodies using its conveyor system and loading it onto its deck.
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