NAGAON, Oct 12 - All the roads in Nagaon town are in a dilapidated condition and not even fit to walk. Though the Nagaon Municipal Corporation is under the BJP, yet no improvement in civic amenities has been observed here. However, Nagaon’s BJP MLA Rupak Sarmah has now taken the initiative to improve the road conditions of Nagaon.
Interacting with mediapersons recently, he said that reconstruction and repairing works of more than 50 roads has already started and construction of drains in the municipal area has also begun.
The Law College bridge will be repaired and later on, an RCC bridge will be constructed on the site. The wooden bridge in Bhuyan patty will also be repaired, he added.
An RCC bridge connecting Bhuyan Patty and Police quarters was constructed at the cost of Rs 1.20 crore a few years back, but due to non-completion of the approach roads, it has not been inaugurated as yet. MLA Sarmah assured to complete the work of the bridge.
Three bus parking sites will be constructed at Dimaruguri, Morikolong and Dhing flyover to minimise traffic jams in the municipal area and 5000 LED bulbs will be provided on the streets of the town.
The main problem of Nagaon is that there is no masterplan and that is why the waterlogging problem is increasing day by day. There are some drains in Nagaon but these are not covered and the bottom of the drains are plastered with cement which affects the flow of water. All drains must be covered and water must flow out without any hurdles. Roadside markets should be regulated and all the major markets should be reconstructed with multi-storied buildings, sources said.
In most of the public vehicle stations, there are no facilities for the passengers – there in no waiting room, there is no toilet and even drinking water and no proper space for parking. The authorities should ensure these facilities. There are some children parks in the Nagaon municipal area, but these are not maintained properly. Some parks are even being used as personal parking space for VIPs. Garbage management is another big problem of Nagaon. There should be scientific ways for collection and disposal of garbage. The citizens of Nagaon hope that the young MLA of Nagaon will look into these matters seriously and take positive steps.