Chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday visited the Assam Gas Company Limited (AGCL) at Duliajan and launched a portal where consumers can apply for new pipeline gas connections and lodge complaints as well.

The chief minister who was accompanied by union MoS for Petroleum and Natural Gas Rameswar Teli and AGCL chairman Bolin Chetia also took stock of AGCL’s functioning and its ongoing projects.

Sarma expressed confidence that the public sector company’s annual turnover will be able to touch Rs 1,000 crore in two years.

“To enhance the experience of consumers of piped natural gas, I have launched a portal of Assam Gas Company Limited where consumers can apply for new gas connections and lodge complaints as well,” the chief minister said.

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The chief minister later visited the Assam Medical College and Hospital (AMCH) in Dibrugarh and reviewed the progress of work of the cancer hospital.

The 200-bedded cancer hospital is being built by Assam Cancer Care Foundation, a not-for-profit joint venture between the Government of Assam and Tata Trusts.

The CM said that the state government has invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate 8 out of 17 cancer hospitals being constructed in different places in Assam through video conferencing from a single location.

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The inauguration is expected this April coinciding with Bohag Bihu celebrations, Sarma said.

Avik Chakraborty

Avik Chakraborty is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dibrugarh. He can be reached at: babs8oct@gmail.com