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Guwahati-Upper Assam road link at stake

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  24 Sep 2015 12:00 AM GMT

From our Correspondent

DIMORIA, Sept 23: NH-37 continues to remain a deathtrap at the stretch in the Dimoria area on the outskirts of Guwahati, especially during the monsoon. A spell of rain is enough to make the tiol highway mucky from Khapara to Sopur. The road has some spots that are veritable deathtraps.

Close on the heels of the appearance of a big hole near Ganesh Mandir on the stretch twice on the highway, the main bridge on the highway near Sopur poses a threat to people and vehicles plying over it. The approach to the bridge has been badly damaged, and it has come to light that the tiol Highway Authority of India (NHAI) did some cosmetic works so as to keep the trap under the wrap. The spot was kept hidden with some sacks covered with sand mixed with cement. With the rainwater washing the sand away, the approach to the bridge is a veritable deathtrap. The spot is so fragile that it may cave in anytime. Plying of vehicle over the highway, especially at night, is not free from fatal accidents. If the spot caves in, the surface communication between Guwahati and the Upper Assam districts will be spped totally.

Meanwhile, flash floods created a havoc along the highway at the Goat Research Centre at 14 Mile, 15 Mile, Byrnihat, Ambher, Tamulikuchi etc., area. Byrhit and 15 Mile today experienced an unprecedented flash floods.

The NH-40 from Jorabat to Byrnihat has also been inundated at various stretches. Though traffic movement is going on, it may come to a halt if the rains continue ubated.

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