From Our Correspondent
Silchar, May 8: A memorandum on behalf of Silchar Town Mandal Committee of BJP, was submitted to the Deputy Commissioner of Cachar today regarding the problems faced by the people residing in Silchar due to irregular water supply, lack of road maintence and lack of required power supply and frequent load-shedding. Before submitting the memorandum the members and supporters of the Committee held a massive protest demonstration before the office of the Deputy Commissioner.
Followed by the demonstration they submitted a memorandum regarding various problems. The memorandum said that power supply has become one of the major issues as load-shedding has become regular feature. On enquiry from APDCL, it has been learnt that the zol authority of the department is getting the energy as per its requirement, but, the problem of load-shedding is still there. With regard to electricity bill the memorandum said electric bills are being issued in an irregular way both in terms of amount as well as time.
It has come to light that bills amounting to thousands of rupees have been issued which is much beyond the actual billing amounting Rs.400 to Rs.500. The Committee alleged in the memorandum that the metre readers are also not regular in collecting the reading and so the department is issuing an approximate bills, which is far higher than the actual amount. It has also been learnt from the PHE sources that irregular power supply and load-shedding are the main reasons for irregular supply of water.
The PHE sources further said that a scheme for constructing a modern water treatment plant with higher capacity and all other amenities has already been sanctioned, but, the work is yet to begin. It is requested that the construction work should begin immediately, so that the people suffering due to insufficient supply of pure drinking water get relief from the scarcity of it. On the other hand, the memorandum also expressed its deep anguish regarding the dilapidated condition of PWD roads in Silchar municipal area, which require immediate and major repairing works.
The Committee requested the Deputy Commissioner, through the memorandum, to intervene in the matters for the construction and repair work of the PWD roads with CC blocks. The Committee also requested that in the interests of the people of Silchar and its Municipal Board, S N Singh, Chief Executive Officer of SMB, be removed from his post immediately. The memorandum was signed by Dilip Kumar Paul, MLA, Dipayan Chakraborty, Rajdeep Roy, state general secretary, president of the Committee, along with other members.