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AJYCP protest

Jorhat, April 9: The Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) today gheraoed state PWD commissioner Mahan Boro, who had come to inspect the construction of the three-lane Bhogdoi bridge.

AJYCP Jorhat district committee president Siba Kalita said over three years had elapsed since chief minister Tarun Gogoi had laid its foundation stone in December 2010 and had said it would be completed in six months.

Since then we have takebn up many protests against the snail's pace of the construction works and had last been assured that it would be completed by January 25 this year. However, nothing has been done. The organisation lifted the protest only after PWD executive engineer here Bhaben Doley gave it in writing that the work would be completed in three minths.

"It is a shame that a chief minister from another state (modi) in a speech had referred to this bridge as an example of the pace of development in Assam. "If the Congress cannot even build a small bridge over the Bhogdoi in over three years in the chief minister's home district then what development can be expected in the stste," he had asked the people.

Kalita said that non-connection had led to lot of sufferingh especially for the students, the business community and patients.