Darrang District Transport Office is all set to get a permanent office building- 36 years after the demand for it was raised.

The assurance of the building was given by State Transport Commissioner Adil Khan on Saturday.

Khan visited the site for the proposed building and assured to take up the matter with the highest level of the state PWD department.

Speaking to Northeast Now on Sunday, Darrang DTO Sanjib Krishna said, “State transport commissioner Adil Khan visited the site for the proposed building at Lengeripara on Saturday.”

“We have procured nearly four bighas of land here for the permanent building of the Drrang transport office,” he added.

“We are hopeful of an early launching of the project as he (Khan) has expressed his satisfaction over the site and assured to take up the issue with the highest level of the state PWD department,” the DTO added.

According to information available the proposed project got momentum when the government handed over the plot of land under Dag No. 1224 of Chapai Mouza and subsequently the DTO, Darrang on January 27 this year took its possession.

Even though the land was allotted back in 2013, however, the DTO failed to take possession and things remained the same for the last seven years.

It is hard to accept that one of the highest annual revenue earning departments of the district with the last year collection of nearly Rs 17.46 crore has been running in a rented ASTC set up which is very congested and in a poor state.

Apart from the permanent office set up Commissioner of Transport in his maiden visit also discussed the enhancing duties of enforcement staff to raise more fines from the traffic rules defaulters on the street.

Earlier he reportedly attended a meeting at the DC’s conference hall regarding issues related to the inland water transport.

Mayukh Goswami

Mayukh Goswami is Northeast Now Correspondent in Mangaldai. He can be reached at: mayukh.mld@gmail.com