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Assam government is giving the Guwahati city’s beautification project high priority in an effort to establish Guwahati as a vital link between South East Asia and India, informed Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday.

Chief Minister Sarma paid a visit to the ongoing riverfront improvement project on the Brahmaputra riverbank near Kachari on Tuesday.

The Chief Minister gave the necessary instructions to the relevant authorities after assessing the state of the riverfront beautification in and around the former Kamrup Metro Deputy Commissioner’s office and the surrounding areas.

“We’ve prioritised beautification of the historic city of Guwahati, which isn’t only the Gateway to NE but also a crucial link between India & SE Asia,” tweeted the Chief Minister.

The riverfront project runs through the city from the District and Sessions Court to the Mahabahu Brahmaputra River Heritage Center. The main area that will be developed is the demolished former DC office of the Kamrup Metropolitan district.

There will be a pedestrian promenade along the six-kilometer riverfront project between Raj Bhavan and Kamakhya Temple. Additionally, there will be sitting options, night lighting, a cycling facility, and speed boating.

The entire project is a part of the broader Guwahati Smart City Project, which intends to transform the entire riverside into a picturesque area with tourism potential. This project is expected to cost a total of 370 crore rupees.

Once finished, the riverfront beautification project is anticipated to have a significant impact on Guwahati’s ability to draw both domestic and international visitors.

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