> Title: Need to expedite Nashipur –Azimganj Rail Bridge across river Bhagirathi in Murshidabad district, West Bengal.
SHRI ADHIR CHOWDHURY (BAHARAMPUR): Construction of Nashipur - Azimganj Rail Bridge across the river Bhagirathi was a dream of the people of District Murshidabad. The bridge existed during British regime and later was disbanded.
In pursuance of the decades old agitation the Rail authority agreed to fulfil the demand of the people and the bridge was proposed to be constructed in the Railway budget.
Common People came forward to facilitate the acquisition of land. Works were set in motion and progress was excellent. It is very disconcerting to note that only acquisition of few yards of lands is required to complete the project which may bring about a socio-economic revolution in that region. More than 90% of the bridge has been completed. People are getting restive as to why the little balance work has not yet been completed. I would request the concerned Ministry to finish this work as expeditiously as possible.