KAZIRANGA, May 12 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today expressed unhappiness over the slow progress of four-lane works of the NH-37 from Numaligargh towards upper Assam.
Speaking to media persons in the Agaratoli range of Kaziranga National Park, the Chief Minister was critical of the indifferent attitude of the National Highway Infrastructure Development Cooperation Limited (NHIDCL) under the National Highways Authority of India that has been entrusted to complete the four-lane works of the National Highway 37 from Numaligargh to upper Assam.
Sonowal said the working style of the NHIDCL officials would have to change and their motivation level towards speedy work must go up so that the suffering of road users is reduced. The Chief Minister said he had already instructed the officials a few days back to complete the remaining work on the NH-37 fast, but they did not pay attention to it which is a matter of serious concern.
The Chief Minister also supervised the progress of work on construction of high lands inside the Kaziranga National Park. Altogether 33 numbers of high lands were being constructed in the national park and works are likely to be completed soon so that wild animals could take shelter on these high lands during the flood season.
Sonowal asked the officials concerned to make it sure that sufficient food is provided on the high lands during flood time so that wild animals taking shelter there do not have to suffer. He also asked the veterinary unit of the national park to remain alert during floods so that wild animals in distress can be treated well.