GUWAHATI: A botanical garden will be developed in the Fancy Bazar area at the Old Jail premises near the Brahmaputra river, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma laid the foundation stone of the botanical garden. On the occasion, CM Sarma planted saplings of ‘Rudraksh’.
Total expenditure proposed for the botanical garden Rs. 38.51 crore
The expenditure for the botanical garden, along with other facilities, will be constructed at Rs 38.51 crore, it was evident through a release from the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) said. It is spread across over 56 bighas of land.
CM’s press release
The CM press release added, “The proposed Botanical Garden has been designed in such a way that it will provide much needed open space for people to breathe fresh air in the heart of the city.”
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What does the project include?
The report states that the project aims at creating a garden with recreational activities for morning and evening walkers, meandering walkways, lotus ponds, and amenities such as eateries.
Different species of plants with considerable botanical significance will be a source of study and research for enthusiasts, environmentalists, and conservationists.
A report states that the botanical garden is likely to build up within three months.