Chandra Mohan Patowary slammed for proposing plying of ASTC buses against mechanised boats


Nagarbera, October 11: The public of Nagarbera are have come down heavily against Minister of Transport, Industry & Commerce, Chandra Mohan Patowary after his announcement of plying ASTC buses in Nagarbera ghat in lieu of motorized boats (bhut-bhuti) in the recently concluded Assam State Legislative Assembly.

Patowary had replied to a question raised by Boko MLA, Nandita Das, on the government’s plan to solve the problem of crossing Jaljali river, which is believed to be one of the busiest river in Nagarbera.

As per reports, mostly students and traders who travel with ‘bhut-bhutis’ from the DBRP ‘paarghat’ are facing acute crisis after the merchanised boat services have suspended by the government following the tragic boat capsize incident in Brahmaputra at Guwahati.

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The locals have further slammed Patowary for failing to give an alternative solution to cross the water body.

Speaking on the issue, Boko MLA, Nandita Das said, “This is an impossible option as there is only the river for communication from Nagarbera to Boko. If there would have been roads it would have been a different case. I had already opposed the decision of the minister in the Legislative Assembly.”

“I would say the minister does not have any knowledge because how will a bus ply on water? We want ferry or boat services soon because travelling to the other side of the river has become a headache for us”, a local added.