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Youth Congress slams Centre for deplorable condition of NH 6

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  1 Feb 2016 12:00 AM GMT


SILCHAR, Jan 31: The phrase” extremely deplorable and pathetic state of affairs” may be too harsh to use in describing the tiol Highway 6 (earlier 44) which runs through Assam but the local residents evidently feel the same. The stretch is filled with potholes, craters, pebbles and dust.

The residents of the valley along with the vehicle owners are suffering due to lack of proper maintence of the tiol highway. The recent bus accident at Tongseng village near Sopur of Meghalaya which led to losses of ten precious lives is a grim reminder of the deplorable condition of the tiol highway 6, said Daiyan Hussain, tiol secretary, All India Youth Congress Committee in a press-briefing at Circuit House here on Saturday.

Hussain thundered, “The condition of NH6 is so pathetic that there is a life risk, the travelling public does not know if they will reach their intended destitions safely. The condition of the ling neglected tiol Highway 6 is riddled with potholes and has become so worse that the people may lose connectivity with other parts of the country in near future.”

The tiol youth congress secretary said he would sit on an indefinite fast unto death hunger strike from February 8 in Kalyan area of Katigorah constituency against the indifference of the Centre and the tiol Highway Authority of India (NHAI) regarding the grave issue.

Hussain further criticized the NHAI authorities regarding the failure to implement the road safety measures as per the NHAI Act, on the entire stretch of NH6. He informed that there are no road signs, railings, road barricades and line markings and any emergency helpline numbers in case of any untoward incident on the deplorable highway. The stretch from Latumbai to Churaibari of the highway is badly damaged. Already Rs. 241 crore of funds have already been sanctioned by the present rendra Modi led dispensation in the Centre and the works were supposed to start in December, 2015 but shockingly the works have not yet started. In a few days, Islamic Fiqhi Academy (IFA), India, is going to organize its 25th Fiqhi Semir in Badarpur and visiting scholars from other parts of the country and even abroad will get to see the pathetic state of affairs of our road connectivity infrastructure. It will be an embarrassment to the people of the state. Besides, the quality of works in Mahasadak is extremely poor. The contractors are using inferior quality of materials and the works are proceeding so slowly that the common people do not even know when the project will be completed.

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