GUWAHATI, Jan 2 � Putting thrust on nabbing the land-grabbers, redressal of public grievances, and improved traffic management in Kamrup Metropolitan district, the administration has chalked out elaborate plans to right the wrongs with the beginning of the New Year.
As the Assam Land Grabbing Prohibition Act, 2012 has given the administration more teeth to tackle the land grabbers, the district administration would intensify its drive against the land mafias.
Addressing a press conference today, DC Kamrup (Metro) Ashutosh Agnihotri said that the administration is committed towards improving the system and the year ahead would witness the same.
A toll free number 18003453628 has been introduced on which people can lodge their complaint against land grabbing, hill cutting, among others.
�A task force has already been constituted with the Deputy Commissioner as the chairman, which visits the revenue circles and hears the complaints against land grabbing. This task force is getting encouraging response. Some disputes have been solved on the spot,� said Agnihotri.
The number of public grievance counters at the DC office has been increased to five with the provision of separate counters for old, physically challenged people and ex-servicemen.
The district administration would also bring out a booklet containing the details of service charges for various services, officials concerned for specific work, etc., so that people do not face any difficulty at the DC�s office due to ignorance.
He further said that for smooth traffic movements, the unauthorized parkings on the roadsides would be removed and GMC and GMDA would check if the buildings which have the permission of basement or ground-level parking are using the space for other purposes. The GS Road and the road from Bharalumukh to Chandmari would be made trekker-free and they would be given alternative routes to ply.
SSP Apurba Jiban Barua, addressing the media, stressed the need of public participation in maintaining law and order. �With a little self-discipline, our people can help us in maintaining law and order. All the parents who buy motorcycles for their children should insist on wearing helmets,� he said.
He further added that the police stations would be asked to collect the details of all the tenants of their particular area so that the disruptive forces cannot make their hideouts in the city. The landlords can play a proactive role in submitting the details to their respective police stations with the photographs of the tenants. �Verification of the drivers is also a must to avert the incidents of car lifting,� he added.
The Traffic SP Bibekananda Das addressing the press meet said that people should cooperate in managing traffic in the city.