Sit-in demonstration in front of Sopur Revenue Circle office
From our Correspondent
DIMORIA, May 5: All is not well with Sopur, a locality that falls under Dispur Legislative Assembly Constituency (LAC) in Kamrup (Metro) district. When problems afflict them on all fronts, how can the local and affected people sit calm?
Sopur is afflicted by many problems like a toll gate taking its shape on the four-land NH 37 at Jugdol, the broker raj in the Sopur revenue circle office, a 200-bed hospital lying idle in the area despite completion of its construction long back, and the like.
Under the banner of Axom Sangrami Juba-Chatra Santha (ASJCS), a large number of people today staged a sit-in demonstration in front of Sopur Revenue Circle office, demanding the authority to set all wrongs in the area right.
The educationists demanded of the administration to do all not to allow the proposed toll gate at Jugdol on NH 37 to get its shape. The toll gate proposed to be set up by tiol Highway Authority of India (NHAI) was given on lease to a Mumbai-based company, Eagle Infra India. The Santha is of the opinion that the people of the area are not affluent enough to pay taxes at the toll gate in their every to-and-from journey with goods or otherwise. The Santha said that it would not allow the toll gate to get its shape in the area.
The Santha rued the fact that only the writs of brokers run in Sopur Revenue Circle office where land mutation etc., are done fraudulently. "Such acts land the innocent local people in troubled waters," leaders of the Santha said.
What baffled the leaders of the Santha is that the construction works of the 200-bed hospital there have been completed long back, but it has not been iugurated for reasons best known to the authorities concerned. "The hospital with costly modern equipment has been allowed to lie idle, depriving the people of the area of proper healthcare facilities," the leaders of the Santha said.
Meanwhile, taking all these points into its account, the Santha sent a memorandum to the Kamrup (Metro) Deputy Commissioner through the Sopur Revenue Circle Officer. The leaders of the Santha said that if the issues raised by them are not solved immediately, they would resort to take bigger and vigorous agitation in the future.