Thursday, May 15, 2008

CM tours Namchi town After Gangtok, its Namchi’s turn for a facelift

NAMCHI, May 14: The Chief Minister Pawan Chamling today visited various places in and around Namchi, in order to take stock of the various developmental projects currently under progress here.
He was accompanied by the minister, Rural Management and Development Department, KN Rai, Area MLA, Melli, Girish Chandra Rai, secretaries of all the government departments along with the officials from the South District.
Mr. Chamling started his inspection from the construction site of the Ropeway near Gandhi Park here. He directed the engineers of the concerned department to ensure that the ropeway meets top standards. He also directed them to look for a good parking area near the site.
During his visit to the Jorethang Road, the CM directed the engineers to make provisions for street lights up to Kamrang College Road. He also suggested that sufficient numbers of pay and use toilets in and around Namchi town should be constructed in order to facilitate both the locals as well as tourists.
Concerned over the increasing number of vehicles in the town, the Chief Minister directed the concerned departmental officials to look for a proper site where a parking plaza can be constructed.
The Chief Minister also visited the newly constructed children’s park at Kazitaar, where he instructed the SDM, Namchi to look for a land for the construction of a nature park in Namchi.
Walking towards Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Institute for Handicapped (JNMIH), Mr. Chamling directed the engineers to find a site for the construction of Schedule Caste Bhawan there.
During his interaction with the public, the CM urged them to cooperate with the State Government and help them to make Sikkim a green State by colouring every house in the Namchi Municipality area in green.
The Chief Minister also visited the construction site of the District Library cum Museum and the multi-storied shopping complex cum parking plaza here.
Mr. Chamling announced that the Namchi bazaar will now be a vehicle-free zone. Expressing his desire to make Namchi town as beautiful as Gangtok, the CM directed the engineers of the State Urban Development and Housing Department to design a dancing water fountain at the present taxi stand here.