Dibrugarh-Tinsukia bypass develops potholes
The Dibrugarh-Tinsukia bypass that was opened for traffic just a year back has already developed potholes in certain patches with uneven surfaces in several places while top layers had been peeled off.
TINSUKIA: The Dibrugarh-Tinsukia bypass that was opened for traffic just a year back has already developed potholes in certain patches with uneven surfaces in several places while top layers had been peeled off. Constructed under Special Accelerated Road Development Programme (SARDP-NE) and implemented by National Highways Infrastructure Development Corporation (NHIDCL), the road connected Dhemaji on the northern bank of River Brahmaputra via Bogibeel Bridge and Tinsukia bypass leading to Dr Bhupen Hazarika Setu (Dholla-Sadiya Bridge).
With some accidents already reported in that section of the road particularly in between Dikom and Dinjan connectors, the drivers alleged that the road was not levelled as per specification that led to bumpiness. Sometimes it became very difficult to manoeuvre the wheels often losing control over the vehicle, few commuters alleged. They even demanded fresh survey of the entire stretch of the road.
The condition of Tinsukia bypass is more deplorable. Presently the road is dotted with potholes and peeled off black tops. Maintenance being virtually lacking, all diverted roads whether it is Doomdooma or Digboi is subjected to accidents. While some patching works though carried out by the concerned department, it appeared to of nobody's job to repair the connectors particularly Gelapukhuri connector to Tinsukia town which is even less than 200 metres.