DIBRUGARH, April 28 - The Assam Tea Tribes Students� Association (ATTSA) and the Assam Minority Students Union (AMSU) jointly staged a demonstration in front of the Deputy Commissioner�s office here today demanding a probe into the alleged swindling of Rs 7.95 crore under the Non Lapsable Central Pool of Resource (NLCPR) meant for construction of road connecting Maijan Thakurbari and Mokelbari including a RCC bridge over Maijan Beel in the district.
The ATTSA leaders said that the foundation for the construction of the road and bridge was laid on December 15, 2012 by the then Union DoNER Minister Paban Singh Ghatowar. �Four years have passed and the road and the bridge have not been completed till date,� said Lakhinder Kurmi, publicity secretary, ATTSA, Dibrugarh district.
The ATTSA and the AMSU leaders alleged that the contract for the construction was allotted to one Ahmad Ali Ansari. Both the organisations have demanded that the district administration initiate legal action against the contractor as also ensure construction of the road.
In a memorandum submitted to the Deputy Commissioner here, the ATTSA and AMSU leaders threatened further agitation in case the contractor was not punished and the road and bridge not constructed.
It needs to be mentioned here that due to the lack of proper road connectivity in the area, a large population from villages and tea gardens like Maijan, Nagaghuli, Bombubari, Kachari Line, Greenwood tea estate, Kanai, Kendolibari Dhipatoli, Chandmari, Auckland, Dolajan have been severely affected and left underdeveloped.