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Nagarik Sangha protests �faulty� construction

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DIBRUGARH, March 30 - Poor and faulty construction of the JP Nagar-Milannagar-TV Station drain by contractors of the Dibrugarh Development Authority (DDA) has come in for sharp criticism by the Dibrugarh Nagarik Sangha.

The matter was discussed at a recent meeting of the Sangha, where citizens also expressed surprise that the Government officials are turning a blind eye to the faulty construction.

The drain is a Rs 24-crore project, funded by the DoNER Ministry under NLCPR (non-lapsable Central pool of resources). The drain is supposed to drain out storm water from the Jiban Phukan Nagar, Officers� Colony, Milannagar, Ratanpur, Nirmaligaon and Lakhiminagar, before flushing out to the Rajabheta rivulet.

In the Jiban Phukan Nagar area, where the drain commences near the Lakshminath Bezbaroa Auditorium, it is barely 10 inches wide and about two feet in depth for a length of about 200 metres. According to the locals, the drain should be at least four feet wide for efficient rain water drainage.

Incidentally, there are allegations of corruption in the contractor selection process too, and the DDA chairman and a businessman-cum-accountant are allegedly involved in a nexus. The Nagarik Sangha has also demanded an enquiry into the alleged irregularities.

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Nagarik Sangha protests �faulty� construction

DIBRUGARH, March 30 - Poor and faulty construction of the JP Nagar-Milannagar-TV Station drain by contractors of the Dibrugarh Development Authority (DDA) has come in for sharp criticism by the Dibrugarh Nagarik Sangha.

The matter was discussed at a recent meeting of the Sangha, where citizens also expressed surprise that the Government officials are turning a blind eye to the faulty construction.

The drain is a Rs 24-crore project, funded by the DoNER Ministry under NLCPR (non-lapsable Central pool of resources). The drain is supposed to drain out storm water from the Jiban Phukan Nagar, Officers� Colony, Milannagar, Ratanpur, Nirmaligaon and Lakhiminagar, before flushing out to the Rajabheta rivulet.

In the Jiban Phukan Nagar area, where the drain commences near the Lakshminath Bezbaroa Auditorium, it is barely 10 inches wide and about two feet in depth for a length of about 200 metres. According to the locals, the drain should be at least four feet wide for efficient rain water drainage.

Incidentally, there are allegations of corruption in the contractor selection process too, and the DDA chairman and a businessman-cum-accountant are allegedly involved in a nexus. The Nagarik Sangha has also demanded an enquiry into the alleged irregularities.