By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Oct 30: How come the district and the State administrations bury their heads in the sand? The Old AT Road from Dharapur Chariali to Garal has heaps of sand near Mazali. The road extends up to Uparhali via Palasbari. The sand is collected for the purpose of constructions. Truckers are seen unloading and loading of sand at some spots on the road every now and then, creating problems for pedestrians like school goers, college goers, office goers and vehicles users. When one comes from AT Road towards Guwahati by tiol Highway 37, one also sees such heaps of sand in the Gauhati University complex at Sat Mile.
The Old AT Road is a busy road when looked from the point of pedestrians, vehicle users and other activities, including religious ones. The road is sandy at the very stretch as over half of the road remains covered with sand. Accidents do take place there, but those piling sand there are never brought to book for such accidents.
This apart, the road at the very stretch has some religious institutions which hold one or the other programmes, as often as not. Very recently RSS chief Mohan Bhagawat had to visit the spot to attend a programme of the Jains. The sandy road at the stretch gives an impression which is not favourable for devotion in minds of the devotees.
It is needless to say how busy the road that passes through Gauhati University. The need of raising such issues before the public arises when one looks into the security aspect of the common people, especially of students, in this particular case.
The Lokapriya Gopith Bordoloi Intertiol (LGBI) Airport can also be reached via Old AT Road, by turning left from Garal even through it can be reached by tiol Highway 37.
The condition of the Old AT Road does not befit the worth the road actually is. And this practice will continue to happen so long the district and the State administrations will bury their heads in the sand.