From our Correspondent
SOPUR, May 10: Come rain, come shine they stand on either side of tiol Highway 37. They have to stand there as they do not have any altertive way to travel to and fro Guwahati. This is the tale of woe for the people living in places located under Kamrup (Metro) district in the stretch of the tiol Highway 37 from Jorabad to Khetri.
The particular stretch of the tiol Highway had a number of bus stops with concrete sheds for passengers to take rest in their wait for buses and other forms of vehicles for their travel to and from Guwahati. Things, however, took a turn for the worse for them with the beginning of the construction works for the NH-37. The bus stops had to be dismantled for the purpose of construction of the highway; and that led the passengers to stand there, rain or shine.
People in areas like Sopur, zirakhat, Jugdol, Tetelia, Samata, Khetri etc., are seen standing without any roofs over their heads. And this is despite the fact that the construction work of the NH-37 has been over in the particular stretch. For over the past two years, they have been facing this problem. The situation is unbearable when such people have to travel to Guwahati with patients or kids, for both the categories are vulnerable to scorching sunshine or rain.
This is the road through which people from Guwahati go to places like Jagiroad, gaon, Morigaon, Tezpur etc.
The local people appealed to those at the helm of affairs in the state transport department to immediately erect concrete sheds at bus stops at places in the particular stretch of the tiol highway like Jorabat, Patarkuchi, Kamarkuchi, Medhikuchi, Jugdol, zirakhat, Sopur College Gate, Sopur New Market, Digaru Gate, Bali Gate, Samata, Lalmati, Sakonibari, Tetelia, Buragaon, Koilaheel, Khetri College Gate, Khetri Tiniali, Sebor, Nibia, Dhupguri, Ulani, Bamphor, Tupatali, Kahikuchi, Pashchim gaon, etc.
Will Dispur rise to the occasion or just look the other way when such issues of human interests are brought to its notice?