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Dhubri to get two market plazas

Dhubri, Jan. 20: The Dhubri Municipal Board will construct two multi-storey market complexes at a cost of Rs 1.9 crore to meet growing demands of traders for stalls in Dhubri town where there is an acute paucity of land.

Dhubri deputy commissioner Kumud Chandra Kalita, accompanied by municipal board chairman Himabrata Majumdar, laid the foundation stones of two market complexes last night. One market complex will come up in front of Lainey market while the other at drinking water supply station on Rabindra Sarani of Dhubri town. Funds will be generated by the board through various tax revenues.

Speaking on the occasion, Majumdar claimed that the BJP had implemented a number of projects, including construction of buildings and roads besides installation of streetlights. “This particular board has worked more in the past four-and-a-half years compared to what other boards have done in the past 30 years. Even the residents of the town are full of praise,” Majumdar claimed.

The BJP won the civic polls in 2009.

He said their term of power in the board would end in six months but the projects the board has initiated would continue even after expiry of the term. “Kalita is taking steps for development of the town and the board hopes that these two schemes will be completed even if the BJP does not come back to power in the next civic board election,” Majumdar added.

Kalita assured that the two marked complexes would be completed.

Construction of buildings for parking of buses, a canteen and a guest house at the private bus stand near Dhubri district jail in Dhubri under Integrated Development of Small and Medium Town got under way with Rs 56 lakh released by the government.

Houses torched

Four houses of the suspected murderers were torched by aggrieved villagers following the recovery of the body of student Ali Hussain, 15, at Silaipar in Dhubri district today.

Fire-tenders from Dhubri had a tough time dousing the fire and police had to bring the situation of Silaipar village, located on the outskirts of Gauripur town, under control.

Police sources said Hussain’s body bore multiple injuries as he was attacked with a sharp weapon.

The body was brought to Dhubri civil hospital for autopsy and after completion of police formalities was handed over to family members, the source added.

The officer-in-charge of Gauripur police station, Gakul Baruah said four persons suspected to be involved in the killing were picked up and being interrogated. “Sahadat Ali, Umar Abdulla, Sirazul Haque and Abdul Rahman are suspected to be behind the killing.”