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KA women body skips callus Dispur, sends missive to Centre

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  28 July 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Yes, for the people of Balipathar in Karbi Anglong crossing the Dhansiri at Neparpatty Ghat is something like crossing the proverbial Baitoroni (Styx). The people of the locality have their goosebumps when they recall the devastating ferry capsize at Neparpatty Ghat in 1987. Many people had to lose their lives when a country boat capsized with full of passengers while crossing the Dhansiri river at the ghat.

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, July 27: How interested is Dispur to develop the far-flung and interior areas in the State? This is a question asked by the Banseng ngseng Women Society, Balipathar in Karbi Anglong district.

In an age when connectivity is considered as the buzz word for development everywhere in the world, Dispur does not seem to be keen on connecting the far-flung areas of the State to district headquarters for their development. The Banseng ngseng Women Society of Balipathar in Karbi Anglong district has got fed up by writing letters after letters to Dispur for the construction of a bridge at Neparpatty Ghat across the Dhansiri river that drives a wedge between Bokajan, Balipathar and Silanijan in one side, and Sorupathar Railway Gate, ojan and the road to galand on the other at Neparpatty Ghat-- considered as the proverbial Styx (Baitoroni). The women society has been writing letters to Dispur, especially to then PWD minister Ajanta Neog, for the past seven years without any response from the other end.

Yes, for the people of Balipathar in Karbi Anglong crossing the Dhansiri at Neparpatty Ghat is something like crossing the proverbial Baitoroni (Styx). The people of the locality have their goosebumps when they recall the devastating ferry capsize at Neparpatty Ghat in 1987. Many people had to lose their lives when a country boat capsized with full of passengers while crossing the Dhansiri river at the ghat.

Meanwhile, in October 2014, the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) sent the proposal of project of a bridge across the Dhansiri at Neparpatty Ghat along with its other project proposals submitted to Dispur. The plea, however, fell on the deaf ear of Dispur yet again.

However, fed-up with Dispur’s repeated negligence to them, the women society has opted to skip Dispur this time around and has written a letter to the Ministry of DoNER for a bridge across the Dhansiri river at Neparpatty Ghat either under the DONER or the North Eastern Council (NEC). Response from the Centre is a matter to be keenly watched.

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