The Telegraph
Friday , April 29 , 2016

ATTSA protest over poor roads

Dibrugarh, April 28: The Assam Tea Tribes Students' Association (ATTSA) today protested against the alleged anomalies in the construction of 11km road from Maijan Thakubari to Mukulbari and demanded construction of Maijan Beel bridge for the people's convenience.

ATTSA alleged that Ahmed Ali Ansari, who was the contractor of the project, has misused the developmental funds.

Around 200 protesters, holding placards and banners, staged a protest in front of the deputy commissioner's office, seeking action against the contractor.

The organisation's publicity secretary, Lakhindar Kurmi, said in 2012, a fund of Rs 7.93 crore was sanctioned to repair the road from Maijan Thakubari to Mukulbari and construct the bridge. He alleged that people were suffering because of negligence of the contractor.

"Earlier, there was a bridge in the area but it was demolished by the contractor to make way for the new bridge. But till now no work has been started,'' he added. Kurmi said the contractor had been involved in funds anomalies.

The public works department was also involved in the malpractice along with the contactor, the organisation alleged. The protesters said during monsoon they face a lot of problems because of the poor condition of the roads. ATTSA submitted a memorandum to the Dibrugarh deputy commissioner.

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