HAILAKANDI, June 19 - Responding positively to public woes, the Hailakandi district administration has stepped in and directed the PWD (Rural Roads) to start immediate repair of the stretch from Shivbari Road to Katlicherra Bus Stand.
Following the directive from Deputy Commissioner Adil Khan, the PWD (Rural Roads) swung into action and began repair of the stretch despite inclement weather to mitigate the hardship of the commuters.
Circle Officer of Hailakandi Tridip Roy, who interacted with the PWD (Rural Roads), said the officials assured him that they would carry out widening of the road till the edge of the pavement on both sides after the monsoon season was over.
Ever since he took over the reins of the district administration, Deputy Commissioner Khan has been according top priority to maintenance of the existing roads, whether it be State roads, national highways or rural roads, and setting deadlines for construction of delayed projects.
In the monthly District Development Committee (DDC) meetings, Khan reviews the status of progress of road projects and exhorts the officials of the constructing agencies to keep the roads in good shape, reminding them that �roads are the lifeline of the surface communication network and are in fact highways to prosperity�.
Khan occasionally inspects the condition of roads and ongoing projects in the district and gives necessary direction to keep the surface communication network functional.
Even during the Public Grievances Redressal Day, a mechanism he put in place, providing direct access to the public to interact with him and senior officials on every Tuesday, Khan is seen directing the heads of the road-constructing agencies to act on public grievances swiftly and to submit action taken report.
Of the 315 public complaints related to PWD and other departments, 63 have been disposed off, 10 rejected and the rest are under process.
It goes without saying that Khan is on mission mode, and that is to catapult Hailakandi, the most backward district, into an aspirational one through a slew of administrative reforms, welfare projects as well as redressal of public grievances.