CEO of Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA), M Angamuthu announced a series of developmental measures for the city which includes open-air gyms. He said that open-air gyms will be installed in all the major parks of Guwahati, and maintained by the GMDA like Shraddhanjali Kanan, Nehru Park and Shankardev Park. He also said that such initiatives will encourage people to take up physical training activities and keep themselves fit. The gyms will be operational in the next three months according to the authorities.
Other measures of the series include developing the area from Bhangagarh flyover to SSA office via Medical College Road. Along with it, the stretch from Zoo Tiniali to Narengi and from Six Mile to Kalakshetra is also being considered for development, Angamuthu added. Moreover, plans to develop Judges field, Sonaram field and Gandhi Mandap were also hinted at by the CEO. The waling zone on Mahatma Gandhi road which was opened last year too has the possibility of being promoted as the place is thronged by people every Sunday.
Apart from these stretches, the road from APSC office, Khanapara to Jayanagar will also be developed. The GMDA along with Guwahati Municipal Corporation also has plans to develop lighting, maintaining cleanliness and removing advertisement hoardings as a part of its beautification drive. Though the District Administration had taken up measures to decorate the city during the global business summit, some of the newly installed decorations were damaged by miscreants. Angamuthu has appealed to the public for their cooperation to maintain a clean environment in the city.