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Villagers decry makeshift bamboo bridge

The high-pitched slogans of model BTC is a distant dream when the plight of people of Singrimari village near Bhergaon in Udalguri district of Bhergaon BTC constituency is taken into consideration. Life is a balancing act for the people of the village as the makeshift bamboo bridge over Kalanadi river is the only means of communication for the villagers travelling to neighbouring places like Tangla town.

The villagers have expressed great resentment over the affairs of the public representatives in resolving the issues plaguing the village. According to reports,the Singrimari-Tangla connecting bamboo bridge have been only mode for commuters who include school and college students, traders as people need to cross the rickety makeshift bamboo bridge everyday. 

The villagers repeated appeal for a concrete bridge have fallen into deaf ears. They have also been compelled to reconstruct new makeshift bamboo bridges every year through their own savings.

The villagers resented the inaction of Lok Sabha MP ,Ramen Deka; BTC supremo Hagrama Mohilary in sanctioning a concrete bridge. Secretary of Udalguri chapter,All Adivasi Students Association of Assam (AASAA)Prakash Bara have strongly raised his voice on the issue and have exhorted the state government and BTC authoritied to consider the matter at the earliest in greater interest of the people.

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Recipient of The Annual Colosseum Awards 2014 & 2015 (by The Assam Tribune group), Shajid Khan is an Independent journalist based in Assam. He has contributed numerous political, socio-political stories for bountiful national,international as well as Assam based publications including The New York Times,Firstpost,The Telegraph. He also pens down analytic commentary on print and web based publications.

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