4-lane National Highway scam, Sivsagar DC orders investigation.
Guwahati/13th June (Prag News Desk): Rs 300 crore scam for acquiring land for the development of the 40.75 km four lane highway under the NHAI from Janji to Demow has come under the scanner as Sivasagar Deputy Commissioner Narayan Konwar ordered an investigation.
The State government had release Rs 900 crores in two installments following a survey in 2011 and here, the scam is about the misappropriation of these funds. Many those to whom the remuneration had to be dispersed, the names were not even registered.
Incidentally, the NHAI had handed over charge to the state PWD (Highways) in January 2014. The decision to this effect was taken by the ministry of roads and transport, under which the project was implemented in November 2013.