Assam’s smart city dream gaining momentum

Assam’s smart city dream gaining momentum

GUWAHATI: The Assam government has proposed to provide uninterrupted power supply to five towns of the state and some major places of tourist attractions.

The proposal was announced in the state annual Budget for 2017-18, which was laid in the State Legislative Assembly by Finance Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sharma.

Underlining the importance of electricity in the modern world, the minister admitted that resource and infrastructure constraints will not enable to put a system of quality and uninterrupted power supply to the entire state immediately.

"However, to begin with, I propose to take steps to cover a few important places of tourist attraction with uninterrupted power supply. As a part of this, 24×7 dedicated feeder will be provided to Kamakhya, Kaziranga, Majuli, Tezpur, Sualkuchi, Manas and Pabitora. I propose to provide Rs 3,000 lakh in the present Budget," Dr Sharma said.

Uninterrupted power supply to five towns Guwahati, Dibrugarh, Sualkuchi, Rangapara and Jorhat, has also been proposed in the Budget.

He further announced of a 'flagship' programme of setting up of two solar power plants one having capacities of 69 MW at Amguri in Sivsagar district and another with 20 MW capacity at Chandrapur in Kamrup district.

(Agencies)

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