A municipal ward road is becoming point of attraction for the denizens of Hojai in the district of Assam and role model for others wards to emulate.
Rahimuddin Ahmed Road in ward number 15 of Hojai town is gaining appreciation from all the corners.
This 275 meter long road which was in dilapidated condition now has been newly renovated with cc blocks with an estimated amount of Rs 17,35,000 from Hojai Municipal Board.
The main reason why this road is in limelight is also because it is the first road of Hojai to have CCTV cameras installed for security.
On the other hand, hanging flower pots, saplings planted on sides of the road with net protection within every two meter, cleanliness, dustbins at sides of roads and colourful walls are adding attraction to the road and are creating an atmosphere of freshness.
Talking to this correspondent on Wednesday, Hossein Mohammed Nazmul, ward commissioner of ward number 15 said, “We are happy that Rahimuddin Ahmed road is becoming an ideal road for others to emulate, is getting attention and praise from all sides.”
“Every day people are coming to see this road, which gives us satisfaction and encourages us to do more for the society in innovative way,” he added.
“We along with the support and contribution of people of this ward came up with some innovative ideas like installing three CCTV cameras for security, planting sapling within every two meters on sides of the road, hanging flower pots, painting meaningful wall art, dustbin for cleanliness,” he further said.
He also said that water filters will also be installed soon for passers-by to have drinking water facility.
He further said, “We are planning to form a development committee of 20 members for the ward for its maintenance and further initiative.”
“We are extremely delighted to hold a wall art competition at this newly renovated road from August 5 to 12, which is open for everyone and top three winners will be awarded with certificate and attractive prize on occasion of Independence day,” Hossein also informed.
He further thanked MLA Shiladitya Dev, chairperson of Hojai Municipal Board Mamta Dey and everyone who supported him in this work for the uplift of the society.
“We are feeling proud as people from different areas of Hojai are coming to see our road,” said Faizur Rahman, a resident of ward number 15.
Abu Tahir Bhuyan, a resident of the same ward said, “The condition of this road was horrible but now the situation has totally changed and in comparison to other roads in Hojai town this is the best I believe with various facilities.”
“It’s is our duty to keep our environment neat and clean, this beautiful road is an exemplary example,” a visitor said.