GUWAHATI: Assam to have a Science City as chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday laid the foundation stone of the Science Cityat Tepesia in the outskirts of the city for popularising science and technology at the grassroots.
The Science Citywould be built for a total expenditure of Rs. 184 crore covering an area of 250 bighas of land and roads, drainage system etc. have already been completed there by the government.
The main building of the Science Citywould cost an amount of Rs. 110 crore and it being built jointly by the National Council of Science Museum under the Cultural Affairs department of the Central Government and Science and Technology Department of the state government.
Both the centre and the state governments would share the total cost of the construction of the science city in a 90:10 ratio.
Sonowal said that the proposed Science Cityis a part of the state government’s endeavour to make Guwahati the gateway to entire southeast Asia.
Asserting that the Science Citywould also enhance the importance of Guwahati, Sonowal said that the people who had to travel the places like Kolkata for visiting Science Cities would now be able to experience such a facility here itself which would also inspire the younger generation to grow a scientific temperament.