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Irked villagers join hands to improve road condition


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By Our Reporter

 SHILLONG: Irked over the adamant attitude of the representatives with regards to the improvement of the condition of a 30km road which was left unattended for the last 30 years now, the villagers of Ngunraw, Kensimphlang and Rangjadong, West Khasi Hills joined hands to re-construct the road on Thursday.

Talking to media persons, the Myntris (village heads) said the backwardness of these villages is due to unfulfilled promises of the representatives of that area, local MLA MM Danggo and Nongkrem MDC Mansturdy Nongrem who makes promises during elections only.

Myntri of Ngunraw Blosswell Lyngkhoi said the condition of the road from Rangthong till Ngunraw is so pathetic that it is impossible for vehicles to ply especially during summers. “Whenever we report the matter to the MLA and MDC, all they say is they will see what they can do or no scheme is available to get the job done”, added Lyngkhoi.

The road was half constructed by the Public Works Department in the year 1975 and till date, no step has been taken to complete the work.

“The PWD department doesn’t even care to take a look at this road and this has caused inconvenience to the villagers especially during times of emergencies and there has been cases where a person died halfway just because of the road condition”, a teacher of the government school, E Shalin said.

Meanwhile, the KSU Mawkyrwat Circle has demanded the government to take note of thematter.


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