SILCHAR, Sept 21: Residents of PWD road of Singerband Part V, Lakhipur have been repeatedly making efforts to draw attention of authorities, ministers and MLAs towards the problem of mass soil erosion which has been posing as a serious threat to the life of residents of that area. Despite repeated efforts, the inevitable has occurred as the route, PWD road of Singerband Part V to Binkandie Ghat has been washed away by the river Barak. The route, 500 metres in length, has been eroded causing residents and commuters to cover 15 kms in order to reach Binkndie Ghat, Lakhipur and other places.
The situation has worsened as it is hampering transport and communication system of that area. It is quite surprising to note that the landslide has been occurring since last 25 to 30 years and it has slowly but surely, eroded the whole area. Presently the residents of the 3 GPs, Kaptanpur, Rupaibali and Singerband, have been isolated and cut off from each other and other places as well. In order to reach Binkandie Ghat, Lakhipur and other places, people are bound to go through Boromanda and Chotamanda and cover a lot of distance. But they have reconciled to their fate and have been covering long distances to reach other places.
It has added to the woes of employees, businessmen, school going children and people from other walks of life. Rajdeep Goala, MLA, Lakhipur, and Subrato Das, engineer, Water Resource Department, has inspected the spot and has assured the residents of an altertive road to be constructed immediately. They also discussed the matter at length with the local residents, social workers and activists of the area in order to solve it at the earliest. The only solution, constructing an altertive road, which has been provided, may cause some families to leave their houses. But they have been assured that the government will compensate for it.