JAMUGURIHAT: “Tinsukia town was the historical capital of the Matak king Swargadeo Sarbananda Singh. The Dibru-Shadia railway was established in 1884 which is located in the heart of the historic city. Tinsukia town has been deprived due to lack of proper planning and implementation of proper policies of urbanization even when we are celebrating Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of India’s Independence,” said Tilak Chandra Handique, State patron of the National Human Rights and Crime Control Bureau (Assam).
“The town has not been able to move forward properly despite the uplift of information and technology,” added the patron of the organization and retired employee of the Government of India who was involved in various literary and social fields.
In a press release issued by Mrinmay Kr. Nath, State Media Officer of the organization, it was alleged that the residents of Tinsukia had always wondered whether they would be able to gain the attention of the authorities concerned or not. There are several colleges, schools and religious institutions in the busy town of Tinsukia but there are no well-planned parking places and inadequate streetlights in the district headquarters.
Besides, the city has been playing a special role in the enhancement of the economy of the State by collecting a good amount of revenue. It is necessary to take measures to upgrade the town with befitting technology and modern town planning.
The National Human Rights and Crime Control Bureau (NHRCCB) has urged the officials in charge of urban development and public representatives to take immediate and necessary steps in this regard.