Hojai: The 270-meter stretch of Rahimuddin Ahmed Road in the Ward number 15 of the Hojai town which was pockmarked with gaping potholes and craters has grabbed attention ever since it has been renovated by the Hojai Municipal Corporation The road, renovated at an estimated cost of Rs 17,35,000, has become the talk of the town because of cleanliness and greenery.
The civic body has painted the walls, planted trees including Radhachura, Krishnachura and air purifying trees like neem at every two meters of the stretch. Trash bins and colourful hanging flower pots were also installed along with the road.
“This road will be the best in the town in terms of cleanliness and beauty. It has been fun doing it as we made DIY flower pots and painted them in bright colours. It’s giving us immense pleasure to witness people coming just to see the road,” said Hossein Mohammad Nazmul, Ward Commissioner.
Waiting rooms have been made for striders to rest and relax with a provision of clean drinking water. In a bid to ensure security, CCTV cameras have also been installed.
He added, “If our work can inspire others in the town, it will be like a reward for us. Though it was initiated by me, the local people came forward and joined me in this project.”