Deplorable condition of GC College road irks residents
FROM Our Correspondent
SILCHAR, May 8: The condition of Gurucharan College Road is worsening with every passing day. Owing to the heavy rainfall, the condition of college road is beyond any description. The residents of the area are facing extreme difficulty in walking on such this vulnerable road. Not only the residents, youngsters, college students and office employees have also been victimized.
Senior citizens, sick persons, women and children are the worst-suffers and this has caused a lot of tension them. Owing to such pathetic condition of the road, garik Swartharaksha Sangram Parishad has addressed a letter to the Deputy Commissioner of Cachar. Haridas Dutta, general secretary of the Parishad expressed concern in his letter addressed to the Deputy Commissioner, Cachar. Along with a letter, a press-note expressing concern for the condition of the road has been circulated. The content of both the letter and press-note is same and thus it reflects the intensity of graveness attached with the issue.
Thousands of dwellers of Western Silchar find no other altertive but to depend on this road. For more than two years from now, this all-important road is still lying uncared by the authorities concerned. Since communication is the main artery of development of any place, development comes to a halt when communication is disrupted. There have been many movements and protests organized earlier in this area. Many people have voiced their feelings towards the poor condition of College Road.
Foundation stone for starting the restoration work had been laid a few years ago, but everything has proven to be futile and stands valueless. It has been stated that it is getting almost impossible to escort a patient unhurt from the area, rickshaws, and auto-rickshaws, cannot ply, thus safe ferry is a far cry. Left with no other option, the residents have resorted to movement and pledged to go to the extreme if restoration work is not started at the earliest. The residents have asked the authorities concerned to enlighten them further regarding the latest development on the matter. They said that an immediate action might restrict them from resorting to stringent movement.
A copy of the letter has been sent to the executive engineer, Rural Road Division, Silchar. It has been mentioned that even after innumerable approaches, the Rural Road Division has only given them false assurances. The residents mentioned in particular that this memorandum should be treated as fil and further delay in the work might push people to resort to something stringent since they want to get rescued from the horrible condition of the road.