New Delhi: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma laid the foundation stone of a new Assam House at Dwarka here on Saturday.
The new Assam House will be built at an estimated cost of Rs 21.66 crore by the Assam government. The project completion date is March 2024.
Speaking on the occasion, the CM said the new Assam House will cater to the needs of patients and students, while the other two Assam Houses in the national capital will be used by officials.
Sarma said the construction of the new Assam House at Dwarka will be completed within 18 months, while the existing one at Sardar Patel Marg will be demolished and in its place, a new one will come up, the construction of which will start in June.
The CM also informed that the state government has created assets in major metropolitan cities, and new Assam Houses will come up in Vellore and Bangalore, while the existing one in Kolkata will be demolished and a new one will be constructed in its place, with the Assam House already constructed in Chennai.
He further disclosed that the government has acquired land in Mumbai for an Assam project showcasing the state’s cultural heritage, such as Kamakhya Temple, Batadrava Than, Rang Ghar, and Namgar, while it is searching for a suitable plot of land in the national capital for such a project.