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Poor condition of NH-37 draws public ire

A Correspondent

Dibrugarh, July 2: The complete and prolonged lackadaisical attitude of the government with respect to the horrible condition of many parts of the NH-37, has left the public at a loss for words. Although reported several times in the past, the problem still persists; in fact, it is growing. Special mention needs to be made of the areas of Naliapool and Chaulkhowa, through which the highway passes through, and which are lying in the worst state. Both the areas are dotted with wide and deep potholes, which are capable of causing major accidents. And with the streetlights emitting a poor streak of light, the potential of road mishaps goes several notches up. On top of that, the ongoing monsoon season will only take a severe toll on the road conditions. Had these areas been a part of a lane, or a less crucial road, people probably would not be so alarmed. But, a lot more is at stake here.

The highway, like any other national highway, is frequently used by both heavy motor vehicles and light motor vehicles. A small degree of carelessness on the part of the drivers can wreak havoc, given the number of potholes. Amidst such a sense of fear and disquiet, the cold response of the government is baffling as well as so unbecoming.

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