BISWANATH CHARIALI, June 9 � The National Highway connecting Baihata Chariali in Kamrup district with Jonai in Dhemaji district on the north bank of the Brahmaputra river was numbered as the NH-52. It is mentioned so in the textbooks, too.
The highway is often termed as the �backbone� of the people of northern Assam. People from every walk of life, including the media persons, use the name in different types of writings such as signboards, addresses, news reports, etc.
However, of late, confusion has erupted over the naming of the National Highway. But since 2013, the concerned departments suddenly started to write the National highway name as NH-15 instead of NH-52 on the mileposts installed by the highway, but in the archive of the Government of India (website www.archive.india.gov.in) and in Wikipedia, one will find that NH-15 connects Samakhiali in Gujarat with Pathankot in Punjab.
Further, according to information, the Ministry of Road Transport, Government of India has not made any official announcement regarding the rechristening of the NH-52 so far. Therefore, it has become a matter of utter surprise for the people why the number was changed in the mileposts. They have also urged the concerned government departments to clear the confusion.