Assam’s chief minister announced 850 crore rupees worth of initiatives for Jorhat District. A memorial for Lachit Barphukan near his Maidam or grave is the first project. The area will grow to become a popular tourist destination in the region. Additionally, the construction of access roads will be part of it.
It has been declared that the roads connecting Jorhat and Golaghat will be improved, including key establishments of the region into a special economic corridor along the lines of National Highways. These will link the Rowriah Airport, Assam Agriculture University, Jorhat Medical College Hospital, and numerous other academic and commercial centres. To help with the traffic issues, a flyover will also be built on the route to the Jorhat Medical College.
Jorhat Stadium will now be upgraded to a major project along the lines of the Sarusajai Stadium in Guwahati. It will spread across 90 bighas of land in the heart of the city as the existing DC Office will be relocated and part of the establishment will be converted into a museum to showcase the history of the district. Another new mini-stadium project has been announced in the Mariani region.
The land has been allocated along with funds to create infrastructure for the Assam Women’s University. New buildings to accommodate classrooms, offices, hostels and other necessary infrastructure will be created here. Upgradation of the sericulture research centre has also been announced.
The existing Jorhat Jail facility will be moved to a new location in the district. Part of it will be developed into a 100-bigha park, which will be the largest in the state of Assam. The other part of the space will be converted into a heritage centre and memorial for the freedom fighters of the region. Objects of historical and religious importance from the entire region will be preserved and showcased here.
To develop the electricity distribution in the region and nearby areas, the state government will also set up four 33 KV power supply stations in different locations of Jorhat.