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12-hr NH-54 E blockade staged at Harangajao

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  16 July 2017 12:00 AM GMT

From a Correspondent

Haflong, July 15: Demanding immediate completion and immediate repair of a stretch between Harangajao and Jatinga of NH-54 E, popularly known as East-West corridor road, which remained in pitiable condition due to the indifferent attitude of the NHAI, Red Hills Society, Harangajao, Dimasa Students’ Union (DSU), Harangaajao Branch, Changes Society, Harangajao Branch along with local people of Harangajao blocked the NH-54 at Harangajao for 12 hours from 5 am onwards on Saturday.

The commuters have to suffer a lot, especially during the monsoon season, due to deplorable road condition between Harangajao-Jatinga and also Harangajao- Silchar. Though the construction of NH 54 E started long back, but the people Harangajao were left to suffer due to the lackadaisical attitude of NHAI as well as the companies engaged for the construction of NH 54E. During April, an M.E school teacher was washed away and his body was recovered a mile downstream and another driver of a construction company also lost his life while trying to cross a subway constructed by JKM company.

During this week also the operators of Sumo and Cruiser in between Haflong-Silchar kept their vehicles offthe road in demand of immediate repair of the road and also approached the Deputy Commissioner of Dima Hasao for his intervention in this matter. Dima Hasao Deputy Commissioner has also moved the higher-ups of NH 54E since the maiden visit of the Governor of Assam, Baharilal Purohit to Haflong is scheduled on July 18.

A memorandum was also submitted in this regard to the Union Minister for Shipping and tiol Highway, Nitin Gadkari, detailing the sufferings of the people caused by the dilapidated condition of NH 54 E.

Talking to the media, the protesters disclosed that they would call indefinite NH-54 blockade if the authorities concerned fail to do the needful.

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