Assam’s Dima Hasao district will soon undergo a makeover and would be turned into a tourist spot as the district’s autonomous council has recently submitted Rs 100-crore master plan to Dispur with a three-pronged project. The plan includes 3 major components — clean the district headquarters of Haflong, renew the devastating communication system and establish a three-star lodge for tourists.
Chief executive Member Samarjeet Haflongbar said: “The masterplan would soon be approved of by the state government’s planning and development department. It will finally reach New Delhi for administrative and financial approval. We hope Dispur takes a serious approach, as the hill district urgently needs to be turned into a safe and beautiful place for tourists.”
The 104-km-long road to Guwahati from Haflong will also be improved in a year. 2 separate projects worth Rs 32 crore have been allotted for this purpose which is not a part of the masterplan. Dima Hasao includes major tourist attractions like Jatinga, a well-forested hill station, Hajong Lake with 11 types of tortoises, the decayed historical monuments and statues of Kachari kingdom and Borrile hill.