DIBRUGARH, Oct 6 - The Tinsukia Development Authority (TDA), established in 1963, has completed its golden jubilee and it has been undertaking several public welfare schemes in and around Tinsukia town, stated a press note issued by the organisation on Monday.
The TDA constructed an open stage at Chaliha Nagar playground in 2013 at a project cost of Rs 21 lakh with funds from Dibrugarh MP, Tinsukia MLA and Chabua and from its own fund. This permanent stage will be used by different cultural, educational, religious, business and political organisations.
The TDA has been implementing a project �Improvement of Roads within Tinsukia Master Plan Area� with a fund of Rs 15.38 crore from NLCPR, Government of India, during the year 2013-2015. The works are in progress and about 34 per cent of the project has already been completed.
When fully completed, these 13 of roads, with a total length of 15.45 kms, will enable the people with easy access to their destinations. Moreover, the sub-ways will minimise the growing traffic congestion in the Tinsukia town.
With an objective to provide better facilities of warehousing, transhipment and other amenities like weight bridge, fuel pumps, rest house for drivers and assistants, eateries, health facilities and sundry commercial establishments and extended truck terminus area, the proposed truck terminus will aid goods transport by roads.
The TDA submitted a land acquisition proposal to the Government for acquisition of 121 bigha, 2 katha and 19 lessa of land under Okanimoria Kachari Gaon, in 2012. This plot will be used for the proposed truck terminus. It is located near Tinsukia bypass and is very near to the Dibrugarh-Tinsukia national highway, NH-37.
The total compensation money of Rs 3.92 crore is ready for disbursal to the land owners. However, the said land is yet to be handed over to the TDA for implementation of the Transport Nagar Scheme.
When implemented, the scheme will generate vast scope of direct and indirect employment in addition to decentralisation of haphazard transporting facilities in the town. In the meantime, the Tinsukia Development Authority has submitted a Transport Nagar Scheme to HUDCO.
To give a boost to sporting activities, the TDA has been taking necessary steps to uplift the sports culture in Tinsukia. In tune with this, the TDA is implementing the Na-pukhuri Indoor Sports Complex. The government has also extended financial assistance of Rs 39 lakh for the project under infrastructure development scheme. Almost 95 per cent of the project is already completed and the remaining work is expected to be completed soon. The total project cost is Rs 1.5 crore.
The Chief Minister, Tarun Gogoi, inaugurated the Sudhakantha Park at Thana Chariali, Tinsukia a week ago. A life-size bronze statue of Dr Bhupen Hazarika was also installed in the park. The CM also lauded TDA for implementing the project.
Further, in view of shortage of water collecting centres in Tinsukia for fire tenders, TDA, in collaboration with the district administration, has constructed pump houses and installed deep tube wells at TDA bus terminus, Na-pukhuri and at Bordoloi Nagar Lake Area, for easy collection of water by the fire tenders during fire accidents in the town.
The construction of Regional Multi Utility Town Hall and Cultural Centre at Bordoloi Nagar is another public scheme undertaken by the TDA in 2013. The NEC sanctioned an amount of Rs 7.98 crore for this project.
The project shall not only serve as centre of excellence, but will also give satisfaction to the different ethnic groups living in Tinsukia and nearby districts. They will be able to have a common platform to show their unique customs and traditions. The work of the project is in progress.
The TDA also has plans to construct night shelters and contribute to the development of the district library. These plans will be implemented in due course in the coming months, stated the press release.