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Assam: Protest rally against deplorable road conditions in Karbi Anglong

The road was inaugurated in 2019 under AAP Scheme but merely 3 to 4 kilometers out of the designated 18.5 kilometers was constructed due to alleged non-payment of bills.

In order to raise a voice against deplorable conditions, a protest rally was organized in Assam’s Karbi Anglong District.

The Karbi Students Association or the KSA with the general public of Langthat and Langmepi villages of Karbi Anglong’s Donka held a protest rally against the deplorable condition of the PWD road from Kheroni to Jirikendeng.

Notably, the road was inaugurated in 2019 under AAP Scheme but merely 3 to 4 kilometers out of the designated 18.5 kilometers was constructed due to alleged non-payment of bills.

Following this, the work shut down ever since. As the road was not completed, the condition becomes even more deplorable after rains.

Talking to the media, the Secretary of Hamren Regional Committee of the KSA, Prasanta Ingti highlighted the importance of the road stating that it is the only road between Kheroni to Jirikendeng linking the place to Meghalaya.

The Central Committee Secretary of the KSA, Budho Terang while interacting with the media said that people are facing extreme hardships as a result of the road condition.

Terang stated that the project was stalled because of non-payment of dues urged upon the KAAC as well the local MP to take necessary action into the matter.

Meanwhile, the public have also highlighted their concern before the media saying that the road is the only one available to them for travel.

The locals also said that the situation become worrisome on the event of a medical emergency. Another person shared that there his business has been severely affected due to the ill condition of the road.

First Published: 1st May, 2022 18:28 IST

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