Surujgar lane a death trap, Dwarkagar-Sachal road no better
By Our Staff Reporter
Guwahati, Sept 20: A dilapidated lane along the road which Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi's convoy takes everyday from his official residence to the Secretariat, exposes the capital city's darker side.
The crumbling, pothole-riddled Surujgar lane near Sixth Mile flyover is a constant irritation for residents.
"The potholes are deepening into sink holes. Residents dread to drive on the road, as it has been causing untold damage to their vehicles. In some cases, motorists have met with accidents while trying to avoid the mammoth potholes which even scour out the underside of the vehicle," complained a local resident, adding that during rains, negotiating the lane becomes a nightmare.
The Dwarkagar-Sachal Road is no better. The black-topping on the road has vanished. Some repair works were undertaken two years back, but since then it has been a story of utter neglect.
"You do not have to go to a village to see bad roads. You can see them in areas like Surujgar in the capital city itself. They will give you a feel of how bad a road can be in this State. We have sent a number of reminders to the PWD but to no avail," says Ashim Saikia, a local of Dwarkagar.
"Now that it is election time, our local MLA Akon Bora will come here seeking votes. He should take the responsibility for the poor road condition. He has done nothing in the last five years," Saikia adds.