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Noisy scene in House over NH-44 condition

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, March 16 � The State Assembly today witnessed a noisy scene following a call attention motion moved by Mission Ranjan Das of the BJP on the condition of the NH 44. Several members of the BJP and the AIUDF rose on their feet to speak on the issue against the ruling of the chair that there was no such provision.

For several minutes a din followed and Minister Gautam Roy and some members of the Treasury Bench traded charges against each another on the issue.

PWD Minister Ajanta Neog told the House in reply to Das� motion that the State PWD took over the charge of the National Highway only six months back. The BRO had been maintaining the road and it did virtually nothing for its upkeep, she said.

She told the members that she would arrange a discussion with them in presence of the officers concerned and at this point the Opposition MLAs belonging to Barak Valley insisted that she should rather arrange the meeting at a Barak Valley venue. The Minister replied that they should not impose such a decision on her and this made these MLAs agitated again.

However, maintaining her calm, the Minister said that the State Government had made the Union Government sanction an amount of Rs 112 crore for the road and there are few more allocations of Rs 13.12 crore and Rs 19 crore for the road. The NHAI will float the tender for the road.

The State Government is not leaving any stone unturned to improve the condition of the road, said the Minister and requested the people of the Valley not to be guided by any misunderstand on the issue.

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Noisy scene in House over NH-44 condition

GUWAHATI, March 16 � The State Assembly today witnessed a noisy scene following a call attention motion moved by Mission Ranjan Das of the BJP on the condition of the NH 44. Several members of the BJP and the AIUDF rose on their feet to speak on the issue against the ruling of the chair that there was no such provision.

For several minutes a din followed and Minister Gautam Roy and some members of the Treasury Bench traded charges against each another on the issue.

PWD Minister Ajanta Neog told the House in reply to Das� motion that the State PWD took over the charge of the National Highway only six months back. The BRO had been maintaining the road and it did virtually nothing for its upkeep, she said.

She told the members that she would arrange a discussion with them in presence of the officers concerned and at this point the Opposition MLAs belonging to Barak Valley insisted that she should rather arrange the meeting at a Barak Valley venue. The Minister replied that they should not impose such a decision on her and this made these MLAs agitated again.

However, maintaining her calm, the Minister said that the State Government had made the Union Government sanction an amount of Rs 112 crore for the road and there are few more allocations of Rs 13.12 crore and Rs 19 crore for the road. The NHAI will float the tender for the road.

The State Government is not leaving any stone unturned to improve the condition of the road, said the Minister and requested the people of the Valley not to be guided by any misunderstand on the issue.