HAFLONG, Nov 18 � Demanding the immediate release of reasonable compensation to the people affected by the BG conversion works of the NF Railways in accordance with the order dated December 10, 2013 for a writ appeal (Case No. 182/2011) at the Gauhati High Court, hundreds of members of the Affected People�s Rehabilitation Committee staged a dharna in front of the office of the Divisional Railway Manager at Lumding on Monday.
The agitators were demanding a compensation of Rs 34,66,88,397 for the affected people. Later, they submitted a memorandum, setting a deadline of 15 days for the Deputy Chief Engineer, Construction, to settle their grievances.
The memorandum signed by Probon Langthasa, president, Affected People�s Rehabilitation Committee, stated that the compensation to the people affected by the conversion of MG into BG line in Dima Hasao district has not been paid even after the High Court order.
During the BG construction activities at the Lumding-Silchar Hills Section, many valuable resources like trees, bamboos and agricultural land belonging to the poor tribal people living in the district since the last 100 years have been lost, the memorandum maintained.