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Hopes for road to Damascus fading out?

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  19 Dec 2017 12:00 AM GMT

* Mirzapur has two water supply schemes, both running dry

* Mirzapur has a hospital building that has been abandoned for no road to reach it.

* Mirzapur has an ME school that has not been provincialized even after 25 years of its setting up.

* People of Mirzapur are left with wheezing voices for shouting slogans in support of their demand for the conversion of the rickety wooden bridge to an RCC one.

* A path sking its way from Mirzapur-Thakuriapara along Kalmoni is pathetic.

From our Correspondent

AZARA, Dec 18: Changing of the guard at Dispur did make people of Mirzapur hope a road to Damascas. However, with the present dispensation at Dispur ambling its days yawing and stressing their hope is fading out fast.

Mirzapurians’ are poor hearts that never rejoice. Theirs is a sad tale with an unending list of what they badly need. Their too short list of what they have is also good for nothing as they do hardly serve their very purposes. They have all along been living without many things that a civilized society ought to have.

This reporter wants to highlight what the people of Mirzapur have. The area has two water supply schemes – one of PHE Department at Mirzapur and another of SRPP at Lower Mirzapur. Oddly enough, both the water supply schemes run dry. The PHE water supply scheme had no provision of free of cost supply of water, and the scheme has been running dry for a long time. The tale of SRPP water supply scheme at Lower Mirzapur is the oddest of odd stories. The scheme was constructed long back but never opened for public use. As things have gone as of now, the scheme has been lying abandoned. As though to cap it all, GMDA set up its water supply scheme at Mirzapur. A big reservoir has also been constructed. However, the scheme is far being launched. Mirzapur is a village on the outskirts of Guwahati where pipelines run dry for years and on.

Mirzapur also has a building erected for providing healthcare facilities to the people there. Stung by the mockery of this scheme those at the helm of affairs must hang their heads in shame. The building erected to use as a government hospital in the village is lying abandoned, which is a ramshackle structure now, as there is no road to reach it. How come a hospital building be erected without any road to reach it? Now the hospital is run in a library house that becomes a small island with water around after every smart spell shower. The people of the locality are left with their voice wheezing after relentless shouting of slogans for a road to reach the hospital building.

Schools are too important to be without for every area, be it urban or rural. Mirzapur also has an ME school set up by the local people in 1992. The school also got government recognition and its students regularly get scholarships under the Chief Minister’s Scholarship Scheme by virtue of their merit and hard work of teachers and guardians. However, even after 25 years of its setting up the school has not been provincialized as yet. The five teachers working there have been working without salaries. This is despite the fact that there is no other upper primary school nearby. It is needless to say that road is too important to be without for any places of human habitation – be them in rural or urban areas. Mirzapur also has a road – Azara-Mirzapur-Garal PWD Road. The road has a rickety bridge that needs repairing every now and then. The people of the locality have all along been raising the demand for making the bridge an RCC one. Their call continues to fall on the deaf ears of the State PWD. A path skes it way to the north leading to Mirzapur-Thakuriapara along the side of a cal – Kalmoni. The plight of the path is pathetic.

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