Pithoragarh, November 15
The local MLA from Karnprayag of which Gairsain is part has claimed that the state government plans to construct the future capital town of Gairsain on the lines of Chandigarh and Assembly building on the pattern of those of in Sikkim and Himachal Pradesh.

"The government has ordered officers to make the plan of the future city of Gairsain on the pattern of Chandigarh to make it a planned city of the state," said Anusuya Prasad Maikhuri, Congress MLA from the Karnprayag Assembly seat.
According to Maikhuri, the House will be a symbol of transitional Kumauni and Garhwali architecture and will be the blend of both cultures. "Weather the House will be large one or small, it is not known yet, but it is sure that it will possess hill architecture," said Maikhuri.
"The proposed plan for the town and the Assembly will be presented before the government soon and only after the real nature of the Assembly will be known," said the Congress MLA.
Meanwhile, the local people have demanded that Gairsain should be declared as district headquarters before getting the capital status. "We are afraid that in making the town as capital, long-standing local issues of Gairsain will be pushed back as we have been demanding the district status for the town, which has not been promised by the Chief Minister while making high claims of making the town as capital of the state," said Bishen Singh, a local businessman of a village.

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