MP Deepak Adhikary, popularly known as Dev, took steps to solve the longstanding problem of land acquisition that is needed to build an approach road for a bridge at Debra in West Midnapore.
It may be mentioned that the Loada Setu on river Kanshabati at Debra had been lying unused despite completion of its construction work. The reason being there was no approach road to the bridge.
The approach road could not be constructed as owners of the land that had been identified for the approach road was unwilling to give the plots as they were not happy with the compensation offered.
Dev held a meeting with the landowners on Saturday evening. Local MLA Selima Khatun Bibi was also present in the meeting.
He spoke to the landowners and their grievances. Before the leaving the place, he assured that steps would be taken to connect the bridge with an approach road as early as possible.
Hardly any steps were taken by the erstwhile Left Front government to solve the problem and it led to the harassment of people despite of an investment of a many crore.
People had to travel a few kilometres extra to reach their destination as there is no approach road to the bridge.
It had been a longstanding demand of the people of Debra to construct a bridge on river Kangshabati.
Local people had been approaching the district administration for a solution to the problem and Dev came to know about the grievances of the people in this connection. Thus he directly spoke to the land owners.
After speaking to them, Dev said that he gave a patient hearing to all and would take up the matter with the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
“I would let Didi know what the landowners have said and she would surely find a solution to the problem,” he said.
With the intervention of the MP, the local people of the area have started counting days from when the work to construct the approach road would start and they no more have to walk miles to reach their destination on other side of the river.