GUWAHATI, Aug 26: The Kharghuli area in the heart of Guwahati city is known to be residential hub of several VIPs, influential and powerful persons and of course a large number of financially affluent families. Unfortunately, the Khraghuli Road which serves as a lifeline for residents of the area wears a dilapidated look on account of its broken state and lack of any repair for years together.
While reportedly several appeals made before appropriate authorities and political and bureaucratic heavyweights for the needful repair of the road, till date all cries have seemingly fallen on deaf years.
Meanwhile, the ordinary local residents have complained that they are actually at the receiving end of all the sufferings caused by the road. The have alleged that their sufferings know no bounds on account of the road turning muddy and dangerously slippery during the rainy season and dusty during the dry season. Again, during the rainy season the road becomes highly accident prone while over the last few years several accidents have occurred.
Parents allege that school children face a difficult time in negotiating the dilapidated road particularly during the rainy season while at times even school buses cannot ply on the road due to its dilapidated condition.
Further, the commoners are of the view that in the lack of street lights and in view of rising crimes against women in several parts of the State, women do not feel safe to negotiate the road after dusk.
The common people of the area opine that it is they who face the real problem caused by the road as they have to walk the distance in the absence of any bus service. On the other hand they have to pay through their nose when they are compelled to hire an auto or cab; however, the high ups and the richer class drive across the road and the problems confronted by the commoners are not known to them.