Guwahati: The Multipurpose building, which was sanctioned at Rs 14.08 crore in 2013 was laying incomplete after 10 years.
The Multipurpose buliding is a dream project of Dibrugarh Municipal Board(DMB), which will have a auditorium, marriage hall, conventional gallery and many more but still after 10 years of the construction work has not been completed.
Town and Country planning department of Dibrugarh was the nodal agency of this Multipurpose buliding. The fund for this project was sanctioned under NCLPR(DoNER).
Sources said the previous DMB body lead by chairperson Soma Chakraborty was allegedly involved in malpractise which lead to the delayed of the project.
A Public Interest Litogation(PIL) has also been filed by an lawyer of Dibrugarh regarding the building work.
“It was a total wastage of public money. The building which was constructed for multipurpose. The people of Dibrugarh can take many benefits from this building but due to red-tapism, the construction work of the building has not been completed. The multistorey building will damage soon if construction work has not been started soon,” said a senior citizen of Dibrugarh.
An official of Dibrugarh Municipal Board(DMB) said that they had received Rs 7.2 crore for the project rest of the amount has not been released by the concerned department.
“Rs 7.6 crore is still pending. If the fund will be released then the work of the buliding will be completed soon. The construction work of the building has been going on but during COVID period the work has been stopped and not started yet,” the official said.
Sources said one of the Dibrugarh based contractor has taken the construction work of the building but due to some reason he had left the work halfway.
“If the building will be completed on time then it will be benefitted to the people. Who is responsible for the delaying of the project. The project which was sanctioned during Congress rule but still after several years the work has not been completed,” a conscious citizen asked.
“A meeting was held regarding the releasing of the pending fund which has been allotted for the project but still not getting any assistance from the higher level. We have discussed the matter with the concerned minister and sought his assistance regarding the matter but no help coming from his side,” an official.
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