• Mon. May 27th, 2024

Jongal Balahu Rampart will be converted into a tourist destination: Assam CM Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma

Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma today visited Jongal Balahu Rampart located at Raha and walked nearly four kilometres to have an inspection of the rampart which has been named after the great Tiwa king and brave warrior Jonjal Balahu.

            Talking to the reporters on the sideline of his visit, Chief Minister Dr. Sarma said that as already announced, State government will prepare an integrated action plan for the revival of Jongal Balahu Rampart and transforms it in to an attractive tourist destination involving a project cost of more than Rs. 50 crore. He also said that within the next three to four months works will start and once completed the site will become a glittering place of tourist attraction in the state.

            Giving a detailed snapshot of the project, Chief Minister Dr. Sarma said that the entire work has been divided into three parts, the two ends of the rampart and the middle portion along with other components. As a part of the project, an auditorium and an open air theatre will also be built. Children’s park, amusement park, light and sound show will also feature in the park. On the water body in the premises of the project, a number of hanging bridges will also be constructed. For the help of the tourists, electric rickshaws, eatery and cafeteria will also be the part of the project.

            During his visit he also planted saplings in the project area. Water Resources Minister Pijush Hazarika, Political Secretary to the Chief Minister Jayanta Malla Baruah, MLA Nagaon Rupk Sharma, MLA Raha Sashi Kanta Das and MLA Barhampur Jitu Goswami were also present on the occasion.

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