Uttarakhand News

Integrated township project near Gairsain receives green light

Uttarakhand government has decided to set up a sprawling integrated township at Bharari- sain, few kilometers away from Gairsain. The decision by the government takes us one step closer to setting up Gairsain as the summer capital of Uttarakhand. Ahead of 2017 assembly elections, BJP promised to electorate that Gairsain, a town and nagar panchayat in Chamoli district, would be made the summer capital.

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A decision to set up an integrated township at Bharari-sain has been taken. That entire complex will be developed on the green city concept, which will also be equipped with modern facilities. It will have on its sprawling campus residential apartments and commercial complexes, dispensaries, and schools, besides parks and playgrounds for children and youth.

– Bansidhar Tiwari, joint chief administrator, Uttarakhand Housing and Development Authority (UHDA)

The setting up of integrated township near Gairsain is considered by many as a major step towards setting up summer capital at Gairsain. The township will also serve as a model of development for the hills, which will be gradually replicated in all 10 hill districts of Uttarakhand. A Vidhan Bhawan has already been set up in Bharari-sain which is in its final stage of completion.

As per the UHDA chief engineer NS Rawat, the proposed township will be would be set up in a 465.5-acre area. The township would include residential and commercial complexes, besides schools and dispensaries. A state-of-the-art sewage treatment plant would also be set up for recycling waste discharge from the township.

Inputs from Hindustan Times, Original report by Deep Joshi