Much to the relief of the pedestrians and common customers of Mangaldai town in Darrang district of Assam who often used to suffer traffic congestion and hazy, noisy atmosphere due to some unauthorized commercial establishments, Darrang district administration in a bold and courageous step on Wednesday stopped trading at the retail outlet ‘Bazar India‘ located at LNB road and also sealed the multi-storey premises for an indefinite period.
The corporate business house run by Mayasil Retail India Ltd in the campus owned by one Panchanan Sharma has been charged for gross violation of official norms under Assam Municipal Act, Disaster Management Safety norms including lack of parking places, trade license, necessary power supply etc which was evident in the report submitted by a joint technical inspection team comprising municipal authority, Disaster Management Authority and PWD Electrical Department.
The Additional Deputy Commissioner cum Executive Officer of Mangaldai Municipal Board Pankaj Chakravarty in his closure notice to the business group has clearly mentioned such matters of gross violation of various provisions of the relevant Acts and also about their failure in giving satisfactory reply to the show cause notice already served even after the extended time period.
Earlier, on September 27 last, the management of the business establishment had started its functioning without fulfilling the above mentioned requisite norms inviting show cause notice from the municipal authority on that very date.
Dipsikha Saikia, Circle Officer of Mangaldai on behalf of the district administration at around 3 pm sealed the mega business centre in presence of officer in charge of Mangaldai police station Niranjan Baruah and authorized officials of Mangaldai Municipal Board including its assistant executive engineer Amulya Saharia among others.
In another incident on the day, the administration vacated the ‘varanda’ in front of Matri Bastralaya, a leading clothes house of the Mangaldai bazaar from their unauthorized occupation for several years causing serious harassment to the commuters.
Meanwhile Deputy Commissioner of Darrang Ashok Kr Barman congratulated the entire team in the operation indicating more stringent actions against unauthorized practices.