Urban development minister Sudhir Sharma on Friday said a regional institute of urban affairs would be set up in the town at a cost of Rs 5 crore.
He said it would be the first such institute in entire north India and would work in the field of research, training and information dissemination in urban development and management.
“It will be the only institute providing training to the officials of the urban development department of various states,” said Sharma.
He said to provide better transport facilities in 13 towns of the hill state, 1,000 new buses will be purchased under the Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) and the matter had been taken up with the central government for release of grant for the same.
“The government has also planned a mega Rs 185-crore drinking water supply scheme for 10 towns to meet the problem of water shortage and a detailed project report has been sent to the Centre regarding the same,” he added.
He said the government was also laying stress on the beautification of the town and channelisation of 67 nullahs flowing through the town at a cost of Rs 68 crore.