Biswanath Guardian Minister Pijush Hazarika asks NHIDCL to expedite four-laning work
The Guardian Minister of Biswanath district and Minister for Water Resources, Information and Public Relations, Pijush Hazarika on Wednesday
BISWANATH CHARIALI: The Guardian Minister of Biswanath district and Minister for Water Resources, Information and Public Relations, Pijush Hazarika on Wednesday reviewed the progress of work under various departments at a meeting held at the Deputy Commissioner's conference hall, here.
Taking note of the deplorable road condition between Biswanath Chariali and Gohpur town, the minister said that till completion of the four-laning project on the stretch, the current road should be in motorable condition. He has issued instruction to National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL) to immediately undertake repair work on the current road so that commuters do not face discomfort while travelling on the stretch. He also directed the Deputy Commissioner of Biswanath to make regular visits to assess the progress of work. He also asked NHIDCL to expedite four-laning work on the stretch.
With regard to implementation of projects under the Public Works Department (PWD) in the district, the minister asked the department to construct high-quality roads under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna (PMGSY). He said the government would not tolerate any compromise on quality of work and the contractors should be issued directions accordingly. "If public is not satisfied with the quality of work, the government will not sit idle. Action will be initiated against contractors those who construct poor quality roads," said Hazarika. The minister decided to hold another meeting exclusively with PWD officials and contractors in next 15 days to further assess the quality of work under various road projects.
Reviewing the implementation of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna (PMAY), Hazarika said the department concerned should ensure that no eligible beneficiary was left out from availing benefit under the scheme. He also issued instructions to speed-up implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) in the district so that every household is provided with tap-water connection by 2024. He also asked the agriculture department to ensure that all eligible farmers in the district avail the benefits under PM-KISAN scheme.
Further, the minister asked the social welfare department to identify 50 most malnourished children in the district and those children would be adopted by the minister, local MP and MLAs and all their expenses with regard to nutrition and diet would be taken care of by them. The minister also reviewed the progress of work of medical and engineering colleges in the district.
The meeting was also attended by Tezpur MP Pallab Lochan Das, Biswanath MLA Promod Borthakur, Gohpur MLA Utpal Borah, Behali MLA Ranjit Dutta, Biswanath Deputy Commissioner Pranab Kumar Sarmah and other officers.