TINSUKIA: A reconciliation meeting between the district administration of Tinsukia and Namsai of Arunachal Pradesh was held at the conference hall of the DC’s office in Tinsukia on Tuesday over the issue of 400-metre Tengapani bamboo bridge on River Noa-Dihing that was allegedly partially damaged by Namsai Police on April 16 to check movement of people during lockdown. The issue snowballed into strong resentment among the villagers of Simanta Tengapani which lies in the southern part of Sadiya mouza in Tinsukia district.
The meeting, chaired by Bolin Chetia, MLA of Sadiya, was attended by Bhaskar Pegu, Deputy Commissioner of Tinsukia, Binoy Talukdar, Deputy Commissioner of Namsai, Ankit Singh, SP Namsai, Bhanwar Lal Meena, SP of Sadiya police district, and other dignitaries.
The crucial meeting resolved that the Deputy Commissioner of Namsai would take necessary steps to repair the bridge connecting Simanta Tengapani Gaon and Tengapani NC village after lockdown period. The meeting also decided to undertake a joint survey by the district administrations of both the districts in respect of settlement of land at Tengapani NC Village in consultation with the respective governments.