CM lays base for police reserve at Biswanath
BISWANATH CHARI ALI, Feb 22: Chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal laid the foundation stone of a police reserve and inaugurated its construction work at Pani Bhoral in Biswanath district on Monday.
The police reserve will be built on a plot of land measuring 51 bigha involving Rs 91 crores. Speaking on the occasion, Sonowal said that immediately after coming to power in 2016, the BJP led state government has been on its feet to strengthen infrastructure of the police department and empower the police forces technologically. He said that once the police reserve is complete, the police forces in Biswanath district will be able to provide their services on a 24X7 basis. He added that construction of police reserves would improve quality of lives and law and order in the district.
Giving a snapshot of all the welfare programmes of his government, Sonowal said that right from laying new roads to setting up higher educational institutions, the government has brought about overall development of all sections of the people. He also said that contrary to the dismal performance of the previous Congress government, his government with a view to provide social security to the people has taken a series of schemes and programmes and to build and promote a social development narrative in Assam. He also maintained that his government will be unrelenting in empowering the people of the state especially the weaker sections of the society.
Emphasizing on transformation through transportation, Sonowal said that during the rule of BJP led government in Assam, infrastructure of transportation has undergone a sea of change. Besides improving the condition of national highways and expansion of existing highways, there has been unprecedented development of railways in the state. Besides introduction of new trains, gauge conversion, electrification and laying of new tracks have lent both speed and convenience to the transportation of passengers and freight.
Handloom and textile minister Ranjit Dutta, MP Pallab Lochan Das, MLAs Promod Borthakur and Utpal Bora also spoke on the occasion.