The Jaiñtia Students’ Movement (JSM) has issued a 14-day deadline to the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) to repair the damaged National Highway-6 in Jaiñtia Hills region with a warning that it will stop all toll collections.
The ultimatum was also intimated to East Jaiñtia Hills Deputy Commissioner E Kharmalki while referring to the problems faced by people due to the poor road condition and non-functional street lightings at intersections along the national highway.
According to the JSM, the NHAI has to immediately take into consideration to repair the road otherwise it will be forces to stop collection of tolls at Lumshnong in East Jaiñtia Hills District and 7th Mile in West Jaiñtia Hills District.
“The roads conditions are in pathetically stage with many open and countless potholes along the stretch of the National Highway in Jaiñtia Hills region causing big problem and inconvenience to the people and thereby posing a serious threat to major accidents with increasing numbers of potholes day by day,” the JSM said.
The organisation further said the street-lights that do not function have become mere pieces of rod standing along the highway with no use to the motorist and commuters.