Tura, which forms Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma’s own constituency, is in dire need of road repairs in certains areas, the A’chik Holistic Awakening Movement (AHAM) said in a letter today.
AHAM first praised the CM for opening a Raj Bhavan in Tura and for bringing the President of India to visit the town at the launch of last month’s Meghalaya Games there.
Several routes in need of work were then identified by the pressure group.
These include between old and new Tura areas that have only one road connecting the two, “which would not be reliable in the long run considering the topography and climate of the region, which is prone to natural disasters.”
This road is also the only connection for inbound traffic from the west (Phulbari, Dhubri, etc) heading to the north (Guwahati, etc) or south (Dalu, Bangladesh, Baghmara, etc) and vice versa.
Tura is in urgent need of a bypass/ring road, AHAM said. “The only existing road connecting north, south and west corridor is through the city, which is narrow, congested, slow and becoming unsustainable with time due to growing traffic.”
It also suggested that the road connecting Tura to its airport should be upgraded to “expressway standards” and that four-lane highways be created in three directions – northwards from Tura to Paikan; westwards from Tura to Phulbari; and southwards from Tura to Dalu.