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Sonowal for GMC to act as single window agency

Press Trust of India  |  Guwahati 

In order to make clearances for building construction hassle-free in Guwahati, Chief Minister today directed the Municipal Corporation (GMC) to act as the single window agency overriding the multiple agency system.

"Sonowal, while reviewing the implementation of various government schemes and programmes under the Development Department, said that due to involvement of multiple agencies in the issue of building construction permission, the citizens have to face lots of difficulties as well as loss of valuable time," an official release said.

He directed the Development Department minister to make necessary modifications in the existing system so that applicants can obtain the permission by applying at GMC only.

He asked the Department to suitably amend the existing provisions of the GMC Act and also to go through relevant Acts of other governments to make it mandatory to obtain permission before undertaking any deep boring within the capital city.

The release further said reviewed the progress of water supply projects being implemented in Guwahati and expressed displeasure on delay in commissioning of the projects.

The Managing apprised him about the present status of the projects and informed that both JNNURM and JICA projects will be partially commissioned in March 2019, it added.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, July 03 2018. 20:55 IST
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