The government of Assam has decided to buy Dr Bhupen Hazarika's Kolkata residence. The decision was taken at an important Cabinet meeting held in Dispur.
Finance department has informed the cabinet that it has sanctioned an amount of Rs 1 crore 75 lakh to purchase the house – 77 B, which is situated in Golf Club Road at Tollygunge.
The department has also sanctioned an amount of Rs 25 lakh for the renovation of the house.
The house is presently owned by Sushil Dangi, a famous chartered accountant in Kolkata, who has agreed to hand it over to the Assam government.
Along with the above mentioned decision, the cabinet has also come up with the decision to build broken bridges in various parts of the state. This decision has been made under a new scheme named Lachit Chilarai Setu.
It may be noted that an amount of Rs 1.43 crore has been sanctioned to build bridges under this scheme.