Gangtok, Feb 7 (IPR): Chief Minister Pawan Chamling laid the foundation stone of three important infrastructures in the capital today.
The Chief Minister laid the foundation stone of Social Housing for Economically Weaker Section, a project under Gangtok Smart City Development Limited, at Sokeythang. The programme had the presence of Minister, UD&HD Shri N.K. Subba, Ministers, MLAs, Mayor GMC, Secretary UD&HD and other Heads of Departments, and officers of UD&HD and Gangtok Smart City Project. The Housing facility will be built at an estimated cost of Rs. 43 Crore, and will comprise of seven blocks, 240 dwelling units and 6 individual plots.
The Chief Minister then laid the foundation stone of another project under the Smart City Development Limited, the upcoming Khangchendzonga Square at the existing premise of the STNM complex outside the Orthopedic Department. The project comprises of a multi-layered car park and commercial hub.
The Khangchendzonga Square is going to be a recreational cum interactive public plaza with facilities like shopping, food court and a parking arena. The space is constructed keeping in mind access and movement for the differently-abled people as well and the total project cost is estimated at approximately 81 Crore.
Chief Minister Pawan Chamling then attended the Bhoomi Pooja cum foundation laying of Marwari Swarajanik Sewa Bhawan at the existing Old Children Park Complex, above taxi stand, in the presence of the Minister for Urban Development & Housing Department, Mr. N.K Subba and other dignitaries.