Mawpen residents repair road on their own

NONGSTOIN, June 15: Failure of the PWD to complete the blacktopping of the road in Mawpen village under Mairang C&RD Block in West Khasi Hills District has compelled the residents of the area to undertake its repair on their own. Speaking to this reporter on Wednesday the locals of Mawpen village said that the road will not only help us to transport our produce but assist residents of many villages reach their destition early. Villagers also informed that many people lost their lives as they could not reach the nearest health centre on time due to the poor condition of the road. Meanwhile, K. Dkhar, Rangbah Shnong of Mawpen village, said that despite repeated requests, the PWD has not taken any steps so far. “Due to bad weather, the road condition of the road is deteriorating,” said K. Dkhar. President of the Khasi Students Union, Nongkhlaw circle, Shemphang Marbaniang demanded the PWD to re-start its repair work immediately. He also urged the local MLA to look into the matter.