The Garoland State Movement Committee (GSMC), Pedaldoba unit, has complained to the Deputy Commissioner of West Garo Hills over the extremely poor condition of a road between Pedaldoba and Rabugong Bazaar.
The complaint, which was sent on Wednesday, was made after a video conference between the members of the unit who wished to highlight the road condition and the inconveniences faced by them because of it.
“This road between Pedaldoba and Rabugong Bazaar under Raksamgre Civil Sub-Division is filled with potholes and is in extremely poor condition. The residents of the area have been facing tremendous inconvenience due to the same road,” said unit Chairman, Rimjen Sangma.
According to the NGO, the road was washed away during the devastating floods of 2014 after which a sanction for repairs was made in 2017-18. The cost of the repairs is estimated to be Rs 94 lakh and the time given for completion was nine months.
However, despite the passage of two years time, the road is yet to be completed.
“It seems the contractor is not interested in taking corrective measures and is working slowly. He has neglected his duty due to which the road has remained undone,” said Sangma.
The GSMC highlighted the importance of the road, saying that it was vital for students, government officials and hospital cases.
The potholes, they alleged, had even become breeding grounds for mosquitoes as they are perpetually filled with stagnant water in which the insects prefer to breed.
“Even a small downpour is enough to anguish the people and lead to car accidents due to the hazard the road poses. We seek the intervention of the departments concerned on the situation,” said Sangma.