BAIHATA CHARIALI, July 22 - The local public of Katanipara, Deuduar, Balapathar, Madanpur and its adjoining villages under Kamalpur LAC have expressed strong resentment over the move to set up a bitumen industry at Katanipara�Balapathar near the historic Gopeswar Devalaya by a trade lobby without official permission from the district administration.
The people of the area claimed that the trade lobby has already prepared a plan to set up the bitumen-coal-tar-stone-mixing plant in a plot of 20 bighas of land in the area by keeping the local people in the dark.
In the meantime, the public of the area submitted a petition to the Deputy Commissioner of Kamrup district on June 10 and pleaded for putting brakes on the project. Accordingly, the Deputy Commissioner directed Munindra Nath Ngate, Additional Deputy Commissioner and the Circle Officer of Kamalpur Revenue Circle to take necessary action on the matter.
Moreover, as per direction of the district administration, Bhadreswar Pegu, Officer In-charge of Changsari Police Station took stock of the situation and finally directed the people behind the project to stop construction.