By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, May 21: A reality check seeks to speak that the BJP government at Dispur has just been using smokes and mirrors through tall claims on the development front in the State.
It is hard to believe for one what one has not seen. Going by the saying ‘seeing is believing’, a picture of the PWD Road (Shiva Mandir Path) in front the PWD office at Milanpur, Chandmari in the city has been displayed along with this report so as to give a visual proof to the audience (readers). The road has big craters unevenly distributed on the road. The road skes through the residential areas and reaches Bamumaidam. This road is an important one for people to get themselves with the main thoroughfares in the city. If the residents are to go Bamunimaidam without using the main road, they have to use it or else they will have to go by the road that runs behind the Assam Engineering Institute.
Strangely enough, this road was renovated last year. How come such a large number of craters appear on the road within a year? This smacks of how shoddy the renovation work of the road that runs in front of the PWD office was. This essentially means that quality of work is compromised by contractors in front of the PWD (Road) office and officials. Every right-thinking person in the State has the right reason to stitch his/her brows when such matters do take place right under the very nose of those at the helm of affairs.
This is not all. Those at the helm of affairs are apathetic to the cry of the local residents who have to bear the brunt due to improper upkeep of the road by the department. The local people did move the PWD office there with petitions for proper renovation of the road many a time, but to little avail.
What baffles one is that if the quality of road renovation of the department is this in front of the PWD office, what could be situation of roads in far-flung areas in the State.
The woes of the local residents do not end here. As if to add woes of the residents, the road has no streetlights. The pockmarked road is fraught with accidents when two-wheelers and other modes of vehicles ply by it.