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Satellite township to come up in Guwahati
Published on 25 Nov. 2010 12:00 AM IST
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The Assam capital Guwahati would soon have its first satellite township which would have the capacity to accommodate about four lakh population projected for 2025.
Out of the total land area of 6549 hactre for the proposed township, 28 % of the land would be used for residential purpose, one per cent for retail commercial, 4.5 % for wholesale commercial purpose and nine per cent for industrial purpose.
12 % of the land would be for public and semi public use while 21 % of the land would be green belt and another 15 % area would be eco-sensitive and eco-friendly zone.
The Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) master plan has proposed development plan for a new satellite township in the north bank of Brahmaputra river falling with Guwahati Metropolitan Area. This development plan for this satellite township is now proposed to be made with modification of certain land use and addition to zoning regulation earlier recommended in the final Master Plan 2025.
In urban development, the chief minister reviewed the progress of implementation of scheme of providing body carrying vans to municipalities and providing necessary funds to 88 local urban bodies for installation of street lights.

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