UDALGURI: The Udalguri district committee of All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU) staged a two-hour long dharna before the office of the assistant engineer of PWD at Udalguri demanding an enquiry into irregularities in drainage construction.
The ABSU alleged large-scale anomalies and irregularities in the ongoing construction of the drainage from Golma Chowk to Udalguri town by using low-quality cement and sand. The ABSU demanded that proper quality must be maintained in the construction of the drainage system in Udalguri town by different contractors.
The ABSU also submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister stating that the ongoing drainage construction under PWD (Roads), Udalguri from Golma Chowk to Udalguri town collapsed within five days of the construction due to low-quality cement and utter negligence in the work. The contractor used cement manufactured on 18-05-2019 whereas the construction was done on May 9. The ABSU alleged that the PWD (roads) had failed miserably in monitoring the ongoing construction works due to which poor quality cement was used by the contractor. The ABSU alleged that the work from Kalaigaon to Kabirali road, Residential Ashram School building at Barnagaon, Bhergaon Polytechnic, Harisinga Model Hospital, Bhairabkunda Irrigation and Golandi River embankment was also of poor quality.
The ABSU staged two-hour dharna and submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister demanding enquiry into the irregularities and to ensure proper quality work. Prodeep Kumar Daimary, the UPPL candidate for Mangaldai parliamentary constituency, Udalguri district ABSU president Ananda Boro, general secretary Cornelius Daimari, UPPL vice-president Rabindra Mochahary and others also staged the dharna.
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