uttamborthakur at yahoo.co.in
Sat Mar 28 09:16:21 PDT 2009
I am bit unwilling to join in the discussions right now. But I want to inform you and others of this forum that Guwahati is getting Rs.1681 crores from Japan. 90% will be repaid by Union Government. 10% is state government liability @ 1% for 30 years. It is for northern and central south portion of Guwahati to ensure 100% water supply coverage. Incidentally, an Assamse Sri Sanjay Krishna, an IAS officer, has signed the agreement for GOI.
What would be the projection based on earlier experiences?
Uttam Kumar Borthakur
From: Chan Mahanta <cmahanta at charter.net>
To: chittaranjan paTHAK <c_pathak at hotmail.com>; assam <assam at assamnet.org>
Sent: Saturday, 28 March, 2009 6:57:09 PM
Subject: Re: [Assam] Crybaby
A quick one here Chitta:
> I found the piece by Shri Arup Dutta very relevant- presented a proper commentry. Did you not find it >aggreable?
*** There was nothing to be agreeable about. Whining, like Dutta was, or some of our friends do here in this forum leads to nothing. It would be of consequence if , instead of whining, one attempts to delineate the PROBLEMS, explore their causes, and attempts to find solutions for them.
I am surprised, that as an engineer, you were satisfied merely with the whining.
> >Given the fact most of the Guwahatians are Assamese and PWD enginners are almost 100% Asomiya enginner, where is the difference between what you and Shri dutta said? As I see it, he talked about whole of Assamese people , your condemnation was limited to only Guwahatians.
*** I was not condemning the Assameseness of Guahatians. I was specific about the failures of PWD engineers ( along with their political masters) who DESIGNED and BUILT the most atrocious of urban roads, sidewalks and non-drainage system that afflicts Guahati today; while its citizenry remained silent
spectators or inconsequential to its outcome.
Now there are good reasons for it. Can you imagine what they might be? Are you willing to dig into them? Why it happens?
Manoj chimed in to tell us that IF they wished , they could do better. To prove his point he named an engineer who built good road systems sometime in a hoary past that still remain solidly serviceable.
The inference we should draw, from that is that Guahati PWD engineers and the accomplices do not wish to perform their duties. Why is that so? Is it because the Assamese are genetically handicapped?
Or is it because the Guahatians are so? Or could there be more intelligent inferences to be drawn?
I ask the questions to help you think it thru. Now don't go silent and tell us why you think things are the way they are.
Finally, the designs of the roads, sidewalks, manholes, drainage inlets and other accessories that HAVE BEEN built could not possibly have been designed by anybody with any engineering training.
Do you disagree?
At 8:57 AM +0000 3/28/09, chittaranjan paTHAK wrote:
> Mahanta da,
> I found the piece by Shri Arup Dutta very relevant- presented a proper commentry. Did you not find it aggreable?
> On Guwahati's people, this is what you said (while supporting the excellant piece by S Baruah)
> " I have absolutely no respect, not even an itty-bitty tiny speck of
> it, for Guwahati PWD engineers! They are the most useless lot if
> there ever was any. It is an insult to the profession of engineering
> to call themselves engineers! I am sure they are compromised by their
> political masters, but that is no excuse to let the kind of things
> constructed as they did. Finally, I must also say that the people of Guwahati are such an
> apathetic lot, that they take it all lying down!"
> Given the fact most of the Guwahatians are Assamese and PWD enginners are almost 100% Asomiya enginner, where is the difference between what you and Shri dutta said? As I see it, he talked about whole of Assamese people , your condemnation was limited to only Guwahatians.
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