TINSUKIA: The Tinsukia Press Club (TPC) organized a public meeting at the Press Club premises on Saturday to address public grievances on civic amenities, traffic problem and law and order in Tinsukia district and Tinsukia town in particular.
Chaired by Saroj Gohain, president of TPC, representatives of 28 organizations like student unions, youth and literary bodies attended the meeting and expressed their view.
Speakers were unanimous in criticizing Tinsukia Municipal Board for worst garbage management and unlawful demolition of concrete garbage bins. Traffic congestion due to unregulated plying of auto and e-rickshaws also figured in the deliberations. The police and transport departments were flayed for their complete failure in discharging their respective duties. Speakers stressed enforcing the new amended Motor Vehicle Act and also to create awareness on road safety, particularly in educational institutions.
Parking of heavy vehicles, particularly trucks, should be regulated, they opined. A high-level inquiry should be instituted on illegal construction of high-rise residential and commercial buildings in Tinsukia town. The speakers have also sought intervention of district and police administrations to regulate playing of high decibel music during festivals.
The meeting adopted 12 resolutions and decided to submit memoranda to the Deputy Commissioner and Superintendent of Police and to other departments concerned. It was also decided to urge upon the Deputy Commissioner to convene a joint meeting with the TPC where all heads of line departments concerned would be present.