TEZPUR, Dec 12: Ashok Singhal, the minister for Housing and Urban Affairs, conducted a comprehensive inspection of crucial development projects in Tezpur town. The minister carefully reviewed the implementation of the Forest Rights Act, 2006, in Sonitpur district and assessed the performance of various segments under the Housing and Urban Affairs department, with a specific focus on municipal activities within the district.
Reaffirming the commitment of the state government, minister Singhal said the protection of land rights for tribal communities and forest rights for the general population in accordance with government laws. He highlighted the need for swift and effective execution of departmental initiatives to ensure the seamless implementation of development projects that contribute to the welfare of citizens.
Minister Singhal proceeded to Tezpur town to inspect ongoing construction work facilitated by the Housing and Urban Affairs Department. Notably, the 1,000-seat town hall near Parowa Chariali, currently under construction at a cost of Rs 27 crore, received special attention. The minister expressed optimism about its imminent completion, considering it a valuable community asset. Additionally, he examined the progress of the integrated sports project, waterfront development, and the construction of a bird observation tower at Hajarapar in ward 18 of Tezpur town. The project, with an estimated cost of Rs 24 crore, is projected for completion within the next two years.
Minister Singhal anticipated that both endeavors would significantly enhance the quality of life for the residents of Tezpur and amplify the charm of Usha Nagari upon completion. Along with Tezpur MLA Prithviraj Rabha, the minister was accompanied by senior department officials during the review meeting and project inspection.
Furthermore, minister Singhal convened an intimate meeting with prominent citizens and intellectuals of Tezpur at the District Commissioner’s Office on Monday afternoon. Seeking valuable input, the gathering facilitated discussions on suggestions for the beautification and holistic development of Tezpur, with the participation of several dignitaries from the city.