Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday said that the government's push to create new amenities for tourists in the Amingaon area in Kamrup district would also benefit patients, attendants and other visitors to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at Changsari.
Laying the foundation stone for a guest house cum yatri niwas and a project for development of Saraighat Lake near the Kamrup DC office at Amingaon, Sarma said that patients and their attendants and other visitors to AIIMS at Changsari would be benefitted by the tourist infrastructure.
"The public guest house will provide comfortable and hygienic accommodation to the patients and their attendants who during their stay while patients undergo treatment at AIIMS, situated on the outskirts of Guwahati," the chief minister said
The Assam Tourism Development Corporation will implement the projects with estimated cost of Rs 43 crore and Rs 5 crore respectively.
Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister said Amingaon and its adjoining areas have witnessed tremendous growth in economic activities in recent times.
"Projects like AIIMS at Changsari and ongoing construction of a bridge connecting Guwahati with North Guwahati and many such projects have added economic value to the area apart from changing its socio-economic landscape," Sarma said."Projects like AIIMS at Changsari and ongoing construction of a bridge connecting Guwahati with North Guwahati and many such projects have added economic value to the area apart from changing its socio-economic landscape," Sarma said.
"As a result of these development activities, there has been a significant rise of visitors and tourists to the area. The AIIMS is also expected to increase footfall in the area, especially patients and their attendants in the coming days," the chief minister said.
Union minister of state for health and family welfare, Bharti Pravin Pawar had in February visited the AIIMS construction site and directed construction firm, HLL Infra Tech Services (HITES), to complete the remaining work, including the laboratories and OPD of the under-construction AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences), Guwahati at the earliest.
The chief minister further said that keeping in view the new developments and to meet the growing demand, the state government has taken the initiative to construct the guest house cum yatri niwas.
Sarma said that the project would also provide a refreshment area for the travellers and tourists in the form of a wayside amenity within the campus.