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Why is this hush-hush? AJYCP asks construction body

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  13 May 2015 12:00 AM GMT

AJYCP branch appeals to BJP MP to complete Shyambhumi Community Hall soon without any compromise with quality

From our Correspondent

AZARA, May 12: South Kamrup seems to be a mine of information, albeit, regarding wrongdoers. Now it is Shyambhumi Community Hall that is worth reporting. The project of the community hall was taken up with Member of Parliament Local Area Development (MPLAD) funds and Zila Parishad Development (ZPD) funds. However, it is now caught in a quagmire of controversy, mainly due to lethargy and the poor quality of works.

This came close on the heels of the revelation of the utter failure of the Assam Government’s state-of-the-art Uparhali Swimming Training Centre at Uparhali near Azara under Palasbari LAC that was set up in 2009.

The project is moving along at a sil’s pace, creating a confusion among the would-be beneficiaries if it will ever see light of the day. This is not all that worries the local populace. The quality of the work is a direct threat to the lives of people in the event of any disaster.

The Airport branch of the Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuva-Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) had to intervene so as to ascertain what is wrong with the project, and why it is not progressing at all. The AJYCP, however, has been rebuffed in no uncertain terms. The construction committee is not at ready to share information with any local organizations, including the AJYCP, leaders of the parishad say. Everything related to the community hall in the making, according to the local AJYCP leaders, seems to be hush-hush.

The plinth of the community hall, according to local AJYCP president Manoj Deka and general secretary Mukut Borpujari, has been constructed much above the ground, and the earth-filling has long been awaited. The few concrete walls erected so far, according to Deka and Borpujari, are also of very poor quality. The two AJYCP leaders feel that a quality control test against the specification will reveal the compromise with quality being done in the construction of the hall. In fact, Assam in infamous for a section of contractors and others involved in constructing government projects minting money by compromising with quality.

Meanwhile, cutting a long story short, the two AJYCP leaders demanded of MP Bijoya Chakraborty to take necessary action so as to complete the hall soon without compromising with quality of work as devastation in disasters in community halls are generally fatal.

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