Ease of Living Survey: Urban Affairs Minister urges citizens to submit views

Shillong Feb 10: The State government through the Urban Affairs department has sought feedbacks from citizens and let it know their perception in connection with the quality of life in the city.

This is as part of the ‘Ease of Living Index Assessment’, a citizen perception survey being conducted on behalf of the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.

Urban Affairs minister, Hamletson Dohling told reporters on Monday that the survey has started on February 1, and it will end on February 29.

Urging the citizens to feed their views, Dohling said that feedbacks received from the citizens would capture the perception of citizens with respect to quality of life in their city and this would in turn helped the government do proper planning and ease the living.

“Through this perception survey, we will know what the citizens want,” he said.

This survey is being administered online and citizens can submit their feedbacks through www.eol2019.org

Meanwhile the Urban Affairs Minister informed that under Smart City Mission, construction of a new market complex at Laitumkhrah at Rs 30 crore will start soon as work order will be issued to the selected contractor.

He also informed that another smart city project worth Rs 80 crore is the proposed construction of a complex close to the newly constructed Polo market complex.

He said that tender would be called for this project, besides tender for construction of smart road about 6 km starting from Bivar Road at Rs 35 crore.

Under the smart road project, all lines including electric wire will go underground.