The waheh shnong of Narpuh area and the Khasi Students Union (KSU) has decided to launch a public protest against the atrocious condition of National Highway 6 on August 8 after the seven day deadline calling for the State government and the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) to act ended.
The waheh shnong and the KSU have been pushing for repair of the stretch from Mynkre to Malidor along the national highway and wrote to the Deputy Commissioner on July 26.
As the government had not responded, the waheh shnong said they will go ahead with the protest. They said the demand is not new but for many years the people of the district have been constantly raising the demand for repair and restoration of the pot-hole ridden highway.
The condition of the road had worsened with the monsoons that have affected traffic movement of the highway which connects Assam, Manipur and Tripura.
While ambulances, press vehicles and people with emergencies are allowed to ply, the waheh shnongs have also urged tourist taxi, dumpers, sumos and all drivers of commercial vehicles travelling from Lad Rymbai to Kalaiñ Badarpur to join the protest that will begin from 10 am.