Silchar, July 8: The 22 km long Pangram-Madhura road has become virtually a death trap with long and deep craters and potholes. During the rainy season, its condition continues to worsen day by day. The worst affected are the vehicular traffic and people in general who have to take to this road to reach their destitions everyday both ways. Important to say that this road leads to the controversial Madhura quarry that draws in a number of trucks, loaded and unloaded, to ply everyday that badly tells upon the deteriorating road condition. The road is also a link to a cluster of villages and tea gardens which included Chandighat, gar, Madhura, Amaragar.
Besides, it also serves as a passage to many tribal hamlets perched on the Borail hills. This road was also a link to Haflong which now lies abandoned. Madhura Youth Club secretary Suman Das said that the condition of this road has been in a deplorable state for a long time. The Congress MLA and Minister Ajit Singh who was on three successive terms did not pay any heed to the prayer and petition of the people for its repair and improvement. The present MLA Mihir Kanti Shome has also not given any attention to it. The Club members would soon meet the MLA and the Minister of PWD, Parimal Suklabaidya, for their help in the improvement of the road.
It is also significant that Pangram-Madhura Road is a diversion from the Kumbhirgram airport link. Suman Das pointed out that the loaded trucks from the quarry that pass through this road contribute much towards its degeneration. He said when the state government is earning revenue from quarry, should it not give any importance to this road for improvement. According to him, frequent accidents have become common on this potholed road. The Club members cautioned if no measures were taken to improve the condition of this vital road, they along with the tea garden workers and villagers might decide agitation which would include blocking the Airport Road and the movement of trucks bound for Madhura quarry.