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Dibrugarh road turns deathtrap

Namrup: The dilapidated condition of a vital road in Dibrugarh district has been causing no less inconvenience for thousands of local residence apart from those who keep travelling in area. That too at a time when the government claims to have revolutionised the surface communication sector.

The example here is Dibrugarh-Naharkatiya Road in the upper Assam district where a straight travel on a portion of 8 km is nothing but a nightmare. Big potholes on the road has been causing immense trouble to whoever travel on this portion touching Madhopur, Kothalguri and Tingrai.

“This portion has been lying in a shamble for the last several months and we have been bearing the brunt. Don't know when the authority will blink,” said Nandeswar Gayan, local resident.

Another resident in the area Sanju Chetri said,”the frequent movement of heavy vehicles, trucks, JCB, dumper has worsen the condition. Nobody is there to restrict these.”

“The most pathetic condition we face when a patient is taken to the Assam Medical College on this portion. For seriously ailing patients this portion is nothing but a death trap before reaching AMCH,” said Labnya Konwar.

The local residents have already apprised the authorities of this state of affairs. But of no avail. MLAs and MP have been least bothered.

A section of the residents is preparing to hit the streets again to mount pressure on the government to repair this portion of the road.


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Journalist based in Namrup, Assam.

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