From a Correspondent
DHEMAJI, March 28: The condition of the bamboo bridge of Kapurdhowa Ghat, 10 km away from Dhemaji town, is deplorable. The wooden bridge was washed away during the devastating flood of 1962 and since then no permanent bridge has been constructed to facilitate the communication system.
Kapurdhowa Ghat is only the means of communication for the people of more than 15 villages in and around Bauli area under Sissiborgaon block, situated very close to the north bank of the River Brahmaputra. After being washed away in the 1962 flood, the communication system has not yet been restored and people have to cross the river stream by means of small boats. People alleged that at the time election, politicians come and make lofty promises but after election, nobody visits their area to address their grievances.
The people had reported the matter to the Dhemaji district administration many a times, but all in vain. Patients and the school and college students of these areas are the worst sufferers. The villagers have become frustrated and have stopped urging the authorities concerned for construction of the bridge. Very often the villagers themselves construct the rrow bamboo bridge to cross the stream. The width of the Kapurdhowa Ghat is hardly 100 metres and a small wooden bridge with minimal cost could have been constructed but the alleged lackadaisical attitude of the Dhemaji district administration has caused much resentment among the villagers.