SILCHAR, January 31: Though Lakhipur has been a sub–division for years, excepting some state departmental buildings housing offices to become an ormental part of the administration, the development in many respects, particularly communication, has been a misnomer. The media reports very often pinpoint the public grievances of being in a state of neglect and discrimition. In a memorandum addressed to the Chief Minister of Assam, residents of Lakhipur town have focused on their long pending demands and sought his intervention for their resolutions.
The early completion of Lakhipur–Sribar Road, also known as Sahid ndachand Road, connecting NH–37 with the sub–divisiol town and the construction of the half done bridge over river Chiri at Rajagram along the said road have been time and again brought to the cognizance of the authorities concerned but without any impact. Moreover, in the absence of any repair or improvement work, Sahid ndachand Road, med after the great martyr of Kargil War, has been in a state of deterioration. Pedestrians and common people in general have been facing extreme difficulty in moving through the road.
Moreover, it is a sad commentary that despite all the hype and hyperbole on development by the state government, the bridge over Chiri River, the construction of which started 10 years ago, is yet to be completed. When completed, it will be a vital link of communication for people of the areas in question. This will not only reduce time but also make the distance shorter. It has been pointed out in the memorandum that several representations to the departments concerned have failed to yield any positive results, and it is difficult to say when the works on both the schemes will start.