The north eastern states of Assam and Tripura seem to be in a confusion as to which will have the tallest building, in form of a twin tower in the region.
While the Assam government has signed an agreement with the National Building Construction Company Limited (NBCC) last year for construction of a 65-storied twin tower trade centre, Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has also recently announced that the government was planning to construct a 20-storied building to house the IT hub of the state.
The National Building Construction Company Limited (NBCC) will soon launch the date for commercial and residential sales for the 65-storied twin tower trade Centre to be constructed in Assam’s capital Guwahati.
“We were supposed to launch the sales in December last year. However, it got slightly delayed due to some problems. However, we are going to launch the commercial and residential sales soon. We are looking for a suitable date for the launch to be suggested by the Assam government,” said Biswajit Bhattacharyya, Additional General Manager of NBCC while talking to www.nenow.in on Monday.
While Assam government has claimed that the 65-storied building to be the tallest building in the region, the Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has recently said that the government is mulling to construct a twenty storied building in Agartala and claimed it will be the tallest building in the region.
To be constructed as part of the Agartala Smart City Project, Tripura government plans to build two parallel buildings where one will be turned into an Information Technology Hub while the other will fulfill the housing requirements of the IT hub. If constructed earlier, the 20-storied twin tower building will be the tallest building in the region.
“The twin tower trade centre project in Guwahati will be self revenue generating model. The government of Assam will not give any fund to NBCC for this. We are going to launch the sale for commercial as well as residential space in the building soon and the fund generated so will be used for construction,” said Bhattacharyya.
He said that the NBCC has received a plot of 10.6 acres of land from Assam government for the project. The estimated cost of the project is Rs. 1950 crore, he added. The twin tower trade centre is due completion in 5 years time.
Although different sections have slammed the decision to construct the 65 storied building as Assam falls in seismic Zone V, a sensitive and high risk earthquake category, the Assam government allayed the fears saying that there are technologies to construct high rises in earthquake prone zones like Assam.