Guwahati: In a move to grant building permission instantly, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal launched the Mukhya Mantrir Sohoj Griha Nirman Achoni at a programme held at the Assam Administrative Staff College here today.

Under the scheme introduced by the Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) and Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC), residents of Guwahati metropolitan area can avail instant construction permit for residential building up to second floor and up to a plot area of two and a half kathas online.

At the same programme Chief Minister Sonowal also unveiled a portal for granting no objection certificate for selling land in the jurisdiction of GMDA. He also handed over an instant permission for constructing house and no objection certificate for selling land under both the schemes to Gautam Barman and Atul Basumatary respectively.

Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Sonowal said that with inauguration of the scheme, Guwahati has become the first city in the entire country to be able to fulfil a long-felt dream of the people of the city.

Doing away with all the past complexities that the city dwellers had been facing, the new scheme envisages allotting construction permission to anybody with land possession as minimal as even four lechas (576 sq ft.).