Construction of 52 Trans-Arunachal National Highway
From our Staff Correspondent
Dibrugarh, Aug 3: The stalemate arising over payment of compensation to the owners of occupied government land at Moran and Tingkhong Revenue Circle since the last one decade, an issue which has not only stalled the construction work of 52 Trans-Arunachal National Highway at Tingkhong and Moran Revenue Circles, but has also witnessed a series of agitation, has at last been settled following a prolonged initiation of Tingkhong MLA Bimal Bora, Moran MLA Chakradhar Gogoi and Dibrugarh Deputy Commissioner Laya Madduri with the Union Government and the Sarbananda Sonowal-led State Government.
As a result, 433 land owners of the areas were awarded with Land Allotment Certificates for the remaining government land possessed by them, besides getting zeerat for the land already requisitioned by the State Government for construction of the proposed National Highway. The Highway, MLA Bora said, once commissioned would help land connectivity between Arunachal Pradesh with Assam and fillip the economy of both the States.
In a public meeting held at Sri Sri Juria Aithan public auditorium at Tingkhong on August 1, the allotment letters of land were formally handed over to 433 affected families. The Circle Officers of Tingkhong and Moran, Nandita Barua and Bitupan Neog respectively, also graced the function as chief guests.
Local MLA Bimal Bora, while addressing the recipients of land allotment certificates, lot mandals, gaon buras (village head) of Tingkhong and Moran areas and local populace, spoke how he, Moran MLA Chakradhar Gogoi and Lahowal MLA Rituparna Barua had convinced the Union and State governments for reconsidering the existing rate of zeerat properties of requisitioned land and how a ticklish issue was settled after prolonged discussion on all legal points of view with the Chief Minister, Sarbananda Sonowal and Senior Revenue officials of both Union and State governments. He expressed his satisfaction over the way both circle officers of Moran and Tingkhong Revenue Circle, at the initiative of the Deputy Commissioner of Dibrugarh, Laya Madduri, had finalize land allotment process in a record period. He called upon all to keep a strict vigil on the construction work of the National Highway and extend all cooperation with the construction agencies so that they could complete the road on time.
Moran MLA Chakradhar Gogoi also spoke on the occasion. He felt that the local inhabitants of these areas under Moran and Tingkhong Revenue Circle would be immensely benefitted, once the highway is completed.
The meeting, anchored by coordinator of media cell of the BJP, Bishnu Konch, was also addressed by Nandita Thakur and Bitupan Neog, Circle Officers of Tingkhong and Moran Revenue Circles respectively.
Later while talking with this reporter at Tingkhong, MLA Bora disclosed that all total 300 villages would be electrified by Assam Power Distribution Company Limited (APDCL) under the Deen Dayal Uppadhaya Gramin Baidutik Yojona within the current financial year. Bora further stated that the APDCL had already completed laying of wire and other infrastructure development work in 99 villages of his constituency of which 43 villages were provided with power connection. The rest villages of the constituency would be brought under the said scheme soon, Bora added. After formal inauguration, MLA Bora offered his thanks to APDCL CEO, Jogesh Sarma, AGM, Rajib Cheleng, SDE, Chikun Hazarika , AGM, Bimal Paul, Leela Changmai and all staff who completed the assigned task within a record time.