Assam Govt to Undertake Rs 100 Crore Project To Illuminate Entire Guwahati

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The state government aims to complete the project by the next financial year in 2022
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Assam Govt to Undertake Rs 100 Crore Project To Illuminate Entire Guwahati

Guwahati: Assam government is likely to undertake a major lighting project all over Guwahati city to the tune of Rs 100 crore under the Guwahati Smart City Limited project.

Through the project namely Jyoti, around 10,000 light poles are likely to be installed in the household of beneficiaries. The project Jyoti light poles will be available by way of being beneficiary-led scheme and the installments of these polls through the project would be available both online and off-line.

Announcing the same, Urban Development Minister Ashok Singhal tweeted: “Moving another step towards the grand vision of HCM @himantabiswaji to make Guwahati a smart city, Dept of Housing & Urban Affairs decides to invest up to Rs 100 crore to light up the entire city. Let’s make our city bright & make it one of the best cities in the country.”

The state government aims to complete the project by the next financial year in 2022.

Sources said that of the 100 crore estimated cost, project Jyoti will cost around Rs 21.48 crore. While the spine road smart street lighting likely to cost around Rs 57.85 crore, the 1.38-km-long boulevard built on the southern banks of river Brahmaputra will be lit at a cost of Rs 11 crore.

The project also includes illuminating the Umananda temple complex at a cost of around 3.34 crore. Besides, cultural centres of Aswaklanta, Sri Sri Dakhinpatsatra and Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra as well as Airport Welcome Gate at Khanamukh will be illuminated at some Rs 5.84 crore.

Study said that around 74% of the streets of Guwahati remain deprived of basic lighting. The need to have well-lit streets is one of the demands that people of the capital city.

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