From a Correspondent
TEZPUR, Sept 3: Wobbly bamboo bridges have become a major concern for the people of Borsola area in Sonitpur district.
The local people have built the bamboo bridges with their own effort to maintain communication link but these bridges pose a threat to the lives of the people crossing them. The bamboo bridges constructed over the rivers of Fotasimul and Panchnoi, which thousands of people cross every day, are in a deplorable condition. In times of medical emergency, it is difficult for an ambulance to pass in order to provide interim relief to patients. Due to poor communication system, this constituency is lagging far behind than other areas in terms of development. Besides, this year’s flood has worsened the situation manifold. Patients cannot be taken to the health centres on time due to the deplorable communication, and in some cases, the patients die on the way to the hospital.
“People of Signori, Sitolmari, Bhonga Mondir, Balijan, tun Sirajuli, Bagibari and other villages have to cross the bamboo bridges which are in a very dilapidated condition and there is every chance of accident. The people of Borsala area have therefore, urged the government to take immediate measures to replace the bamboo bridges with concrete bridges,” said the local people.