Assam Govt and Taj group joint venture for hotel

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Guwahati, Oct 24 (UNI) The Assam Government and the Indian Hotel groups have decided to set up a five-star hotel at a prime government land in Guwahati.

A government official today said the preliminary hurdles for setting a hotel were removed yesterday when the government had agreed to give a prime land a 10-acre land that belonged to the veterinary department.

Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi last evening presided over a meeting in which he assured to hand over the land situated on a side of G S Road. The Veterinary department has the Central Diary and Live Stock Corporation's some infrastructure occupying vast stretch of land for past 50 years without having any significant output.

Tourism minister Rockybul Hussain, Veterinary minister Khorsingh Ingti, Principal Secretary (Revenue) V.K. Pripersania, Principal Secretary (Tourism) H.K. Das, Kamrup (Metropolitan) Deputy Commissioner Avinash Joshi and Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, T.Y. Das, attended the meeting.

The meeting reviewed the feasibility of the proposal before discussing the road ahead.

If the Tata deal comes through, it will be the second investment from outside the state in a hotel after the one being constructed by the DS Group at Gotanagar. The Taj Group, also owned by the Tatas, is already building a hotel at Six Mile under its Ginger brand.

Mr Gogoi met Ratan Tata in Mumbai during one of his visits this year to hunt for investment. The need for high-end hotels was also raised during the investment summit in Bangkok last month.

UNI

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