TURA, May 6: Angered at the very slow progress of repair of their section of the National Highway-62, Association of Democracy and Empowerment (ADE) � Gasuapara unit has called for a 12 hour Non Cooperation Movement (NCM) on May 7 and 8. The section of road in question is being constructed by CCL Constructions, with the company even having one of its managers arrested after a FIR was filed for not starting of the repair. Till about a month ago, only about 1 km of road had even been metalled with only one dumper being used at the site. A case has also been filed against the constructers in Court and is currently being heard.
According to the ADE, no work has even begun between the Cherengpara to Gasuapara by the aforementioned company, causing immense hardship to commuters. They further asked as to why when the sections between Baghmara to Eringgre and the Sibbari to Dimapara section on the verge of completion, why only their section was not being worked on.
Further, with the monsoons round the corner, the NGO asserted that road work could not be taken up further this year.
The ADE further was critical of the PWD for its failure to address the matter at hand and ensure compliance by the company. They asserted that the lack of the department�s silence despite the lack of progress suggested a nexus by the authorities to protect the erring contractors.