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FKJGP calls for prompt repair of flood-hit GH road


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TURA, June 25: With the major sections of the Rajabala-Balachanda-Selsella road being washed away in the recent floods triggered by incessant downpours, the Federation of Khasi-Jaintia and Garo People (FKJGP), Rajabala circle, has called for the immediate repair of the same.
Historically, the road has been one of the worst in Garo Hills with the area being the lowest-lying in the entire region and being the first place to be hit with flash floods every year.
Repairs, which have been few and far, have left the entire route between Balachanda to Selsella requiring close to an hour to navigate despite being only about 15 km in length, and that too in the plains of West Garo Hills.
The road in question falls under the Dadenggre sub-division and connects further into the towns of Garobadha and Tura.
In a statement, FKJGP president Samsen Sangma stated that  floods this year have already washed away huge sections of the road, thereby posing tremendous problems for everyone who use it on a daily basis.
“The road is a lifeline to thousands and it getting washed away has affected the student community, traders and especially those needing medical assistance, drastically. The poor condition has also led to accidents just because of drivers trying to avoid potholes and navigate through the washed-away parts,” said Sangma.
The group has also called upon PWD minister Prestone Tynsong for the immediate repair of the road.


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