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Need for alternative entrance road to Dhubri town stressed
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 DHUBRI, Aug 18 - In a meeting organised by the All Political Parties Coordination Committee on Sunday, speakers from all the walks of life suggested various ways to minimise the effects of flood in the Dhubri town area and stressed on the urgent need of an alternative entrance road to the district headquarters.

 The meeting was presided over by former professor of BN College, Dr Girindranath Goswami and attended by representatives from all the political parties including the Congress, AIUDF, BJP and AGP. Former MLA Nazibul Ummar, also attended the meeting along with senior citizens like Tazmul Hoque, Partha Ghosh, Hasen Ali Sk and Abdur Rashid, as key speakers.

The speakers in the meeting unanimously agreed that, an alternative road to Gauripur via Falimari area, will not only work as an embankment to Dhubri town, but will also ease the traffic congestion on GTB road. The speakers also agreed that such a road will also help in spreading of Dhubri town.

The members of the committee decided that they will take appropriate steps towards pressing this demand and will submit their memorandum of demand to whomsoever required.

Moreover, to curb the traffic congestion in the Station road, which is a main approach road for the town dwellers to visit the Civil Hospital, the speakers suggested that a flyover over the railway-crossing in the Santinagar area is urgently required.

Meanwhile, the speakers also suggested that Dhubri needs an appropriate sewerage system which can be done by timely clearing the drains of the town and developing the Mela-maidam area for deposition of drain water only.

Every year, even days after floods recede, the town faces power cuts for days, because of the submerging of transformers. The speakers suggested that to curb this problem, they will be visiting the ASEB and urge them to station their transformers above the highest flood level height.

In the meeting, the speakers also agreed that the roads of the town need immediate improvisation and new playgrounds for children need to be developed.

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