Guwahati to get colourful footpaths made of tiles
In an initiative to give a major facelift to the city footpaths, the Public Works Department (PWD) has decided to remove all the uneven footpaths and give it a new look and make it more pedestrian friendly.
Under this new initiative, the top surface of the footpaths will be broken and replaced with colorful tiles with patterns.
The initiative was first experimented at GS Road, and PWD minister Himanta Biswa Sarma after evaluating the work has given a go ahead to the department to cover more footpaths of the city.
This morning I visited GS Road, #Guwahati to experiment a new pattern of footpath made of colored tiles. We tried this on a very small patch to see how it looks, and to seek feedback from people pic.twitter.com/SBrKSlRWib— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) September 11, 2018
The work will be done phase wise. In the first phase, the footpaths from Ulubari to Ganeshguri will be replaced with the tiles, and the second phase will cover the footpaths from Ganeshguri to Khanapara. The same initiative of beautifying the footpaths has also been udnertaken at the MG Road of Guwahati.
Speaking to G Plus, an official at PWD said, "The footpaths of Guwahati are very uneven; citizens can hardly walk on it properly. We intend to remove all the unevenness and make it pedestrian friendly, and also give the city a nice look.
Himanta Biswa Sarma evaluating the coloured footpaths at GS Road