Assam: Sonowal orders repair of all roads in Barak Vally in 3 months

GUWAHATI: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today ordered repairing all roads of Barak Valley within next three months.

“Sonowal directed the Public Works Department to fix its line of action and repair all roads of Barak Valley within three months. He also asked the department to furnish the estimate of raw materials required for the work which the Forest Department will provide,” an official release said.

Sonowal, who was on a day-long visit to Barak Valley to discuss a range of issues with the DCs and SPs of Cachar, Karimganj, Hailakandi, Dima Hasao, Karbi Anglong and Hamren in Silchar, directed the PWD to complete the repair works before he visits Barak Valley after three months for an inspection.

He also asked the National Highway Authority of India to complete the work of ‘mahasadak’ on a priority basis.

Emphasising on a fool-proof and flawless NRC, Sonowal asked the DCs to complete the process expeditiously.

Expressing concern over the reported environmental pollution being caused by illegal mining of coal from neighbouring Meghalaya and stacking the same in the districts of Barak Valley, the Chief Minister asked the Chief Secretary and DCs to take steps to address the problem.

He also ordered action against illegal coal mining in Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao districts.

According top priority in maintaining the sanctity of the international border, Sonowal asked DIG, Border to look after the fencing work, the statement added.

(With PTI inputs)

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