September 26, 2023

Foundation stone laid for new Assam House at Dwarka

Guwahati: A new Assam House is coming up at Dwarka in New Delhi for the benefit of patients and students from the State as the
remaining two government guest houses in the national capital are primarily catering the need of officials on duty. State chief minister
Himanta Biswa Sarma laid the foundation stone of the new guest house on Saturday and claimed that its construction will be completed within
18 months.

Proposed to build with an estimated cost of Rs 21.66 crore on a plot area measuring 1,000 square metre, the Dwarka guest house will consist
of ground floor plus four floors. It will have one VVIP suite, 18 guest rooms, 13 dormitory beds, etc along with facilities like a
cafeteria, reception & lounge, common toilets, car parking, passenger and car lifts.

The existing Assam House at Sardar Patel Marg will be demolished and a new one will come up for which the construction will begin in June,
said Sarma adding that any projects under the State owned PWD (Building and NH) will have to be completed within a stipulated time
frame of two years. He also informed that two more Assam Houses will
come up in Bangalore and Vellore.

The existing one in Kolkata will be demolished and a new one will be constructed in its place, revealed Sarma adding that the government
has acquired land in Mumbai for a project to showcase the State’s cultural heritage like Kamakhya temple, Batadrava than, Ranghar,
Namghar etc, while it is searching for a suitable plot of land in New
Delhi for another such project.

In presence of Union minister Rameswar Teli, State ministers Ranjeet Kumar Das, Jayanta Malla Baruah, Parliamentarians Queen Ojha and
Pabitra Margherita, Sarma pointed that days of agitation & protests in Assam are passe with the State on a roll with several infrastructure
projects like roads, flyovers and bridges either completed or under various stages of construction. He added that the government decided
to construct 24 medical colleges out of which 12 have been completed.

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