Sonowal for GMC to act as single window agency

In order to make clearances for building construction hassle-free in Guwahati, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today directed the Guwahati 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 Guwahati 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 Guwahati Development Department minister to make necessary modifications in the existing system so that applicants can obtain the permission by applying at GMC only.

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

The Jal Board Managing Director 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.

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