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PAC expresses concern over slow progress of NH-15 work in Darrang

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MANGALDAI, April 11: The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) members of the Assam State Assembly, during their visit to Darrang district on April 10, reportedly expressed dissatisfaction and deep concern over the sil pace of progress of the ongoing re-construction and widening, along with draige work, of the NH-15 in the 40 km stretch in Darrang district.
On their way to Mangaldai from Guwahati, the five-member team, led by its chairman and Congress legislator Rajdeep Gowala, inspected the ongoing work of the NH-15 at rikoli and Kadamtoli and later during the review of the progress of the work with the officials of the NH wing of Public Works Department, expressed concern for rrowing down the breadth in some areas under the Mangaldai Municipal Board and also for leaving majority of the road stretch without construction.
The visiting team of PAC comprising  Tapan Gogoi and Bhabesh Kalita of BJP, Wazed Ali Choudhury of the Congress and Ramendra rayan Kalita of AGP as the members in the late afternoon inspected other few schemes, including an approach road of a bridge at Jaberikuchi constructed by PWD Rural Roads, head works of the CM Dutta Flow Irrigation Project, a pipe water supply scheme of Mangaldai PHE Division and a newly-built dwelling house under PMGAY at village Jaberikuchi.
Earlier, they separately held discussion with the senior officials of different government departments for more than four hours and warned the officials of Water Resource, PHE, P& RD, and PWD of the district of serious action for any misuse of public fund in the me of development schemes in the last three years. The Legislators, after the hectic day-long schedule, spent the night at Mangaldai Circuit House. The high power committee is expected to submit a report to the Speaker of the State Assembly regarding their observation.

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