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When 'enough is not enough'

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  17 May 2017 12:00 AM GMT

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, May 16: This is the tale of a number of city residents for whom ‘enough is not enough’. They are the ones who, it seems, are born to tolerate all odds in their day-to-day life for no faults of theirs. The city area in question is bin gar, infamous for water-logging.

Apart from water-logging, the residents of the area have other problems as well. Ja Path is a street that links RG Baruah Road and Rajgarh Road via bin gar. This is a busy road since it has to ease out the situation when there is huge and sweltering traffic jams on the GS Road. Residents of Rajgarh, Pub-Sarania, Lachit gar and bin gar have to use this road. For others, it is the shortest road to Bhangagarh from RG Baruah Road when there are traffic srls on GS Road.

However, it seems that the present dispensation at Dispur is not ready to give any succour to the people of the locality. As if to add to their woes, the State PWD started renovation of Ja Path only to leave it to languish. For about one month, the link road has been left half-done, rendering it beyond use.

The PWD started widening of the drains first only to leave them half done. Road is still to be renovated, and now the situation is worse than what it was before the start of the renovation work.

Ja Path is inundated in every spell of smart shower, and as such the situation is fraught with the risk of fatal accidents. Iron rods being used in the construction of drains on either side of the road stick out like sore thumbs. The scene makes people getting goosebumps. What will happen to the residents in the event of the iron rods being inundated by rain water? This is not all. The slabs on the drains in front of the gates of many houses on either side of the road have either been dismantled or removed by the PWD. In the event of water-logging in the area, how they will go out of their houses makes a serious question. Hope not any fatal accidents occur on the road, but the PWD has left the work at a state that looks prone to accidents.

path Unyan Samiti member Dinesh Das said: “The residents have to bear the brunt of the department starting the renovation work of the road without any prior plan. The situation looks very dangerous, especially when there’s water-logging. Rods used in the construction work sticking out pose a real threat to life.”

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