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AGP demands shifting of railway track

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  9 Sep 2016 12:00 AM GMT

From our Correspondent

TINSUKIA, September 8: The Tinsukia district committee of Asom Ga Parishad (AGP), in a memorandum submitted to Rajen Gohain, Minister of State for Railways, demanded shifting of railway track alongside NH-37 within Tinsukia municipal area as due to presence of railway track the width of the highway could be increased resulting in heavy congestion and traffic jam all along the day even as it was envisaged in the master plan way back in 1970-71 to shift the railway track from its existing location, adding further that the infrastructure of Assamese medium schools under railways should be improved.

Regretting that the utilization of social development fund under the Ministry of Railways was limited to railway colonies only, the memorandum urged upon the minister to extend its services to the other areas, besides railway hospital services should be extended to general public upgrading its infrastructure. It further stated that a separate employment policy should be adopted for north-eastern region where all Grade-IV posts must be reserved for the Northeast people.

The memorandum issued by Probin Dutta and Netra Prasad Baruah, president and secretary of Tinsukia district committee of AGP, was submitted to the Railway minister during his visit to Tinsukia on Wednesday.

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