Posted on 10 December 2012.
DURGAPUR: A motley crowd of 100-odd villagers at Panagarh’s Sowai mouza chased away National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) and district land officials on Thursday calling in question Mamata Banerjee’s hands off policy in land acquisition. The officials went there for land scaling a three-kilometre stretch required for the much-needed diversion at Panagarh that has turned into a nightmare for motorists. The proposed 8.12 kilometre diversion bypass at Darjeeling More was sanctioned in 2009 by the then defence minister Pranab Mukherjee that couldn’t proceed due to constant opposition by Panagarh traders. People travelling to Durgapur or Santiniketan are well aware of the logjam that holds up traffic for hours near [...]
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