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What mucks Old AT Road up?

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  1 April 2017 12:00 AM GMT

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, March 31: One can hardly believe his/her eyes that the road in the picture above is a blacktopped road, to be precise, Old AT Road that connects Dharapur Point to Uparhali via Palasbari. With an assertion every eyewitness will say that it is a blacktopped road even though it does not look like.

What makes such an indication of disbelief that Old AT road is a black topped road? The road indeed looks like a kutcha mucky road. In fact the road is a mucky one with mucks, made of mud of silt being left behind by trucks every now and then, covering the entire width of the road at the stretch between Mazirgaon and Garal. A number of trucks carry silt from the bed of the Brahmaputra via this road, and while carrying the muddy silt the trucks leave behind bulk of the material, and muck the road up.

Just guess the situation of the road. The stretch between Garal and Mazirgaon has as many as six LP schools, an ME school, and two high schools. School kids have to take this road while going to and from their schools. The area has just witnessed a few light spells of pre-monsoon rains this year, and the plight of the road is this! Can one guess what will be plight of the road after the onset of the monsoon? The road is no better either during the dry season when dust storms make life horrible there. Rigorous plying of silt-laden trucks makes the road dusty. People get a harrowing experience in the area due to excessive air pollution.

The rampant collection of silt from the river bed has other ill effects as well in the area.

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