Bad roads have been a long-standing pain point in many pockets of the country, especially in rural areas. The residents of Bashdahar (1), a village located in Matijuri-Paikan GP in Hailakandi district of Assam, have been complaining of poor road facilities.
The village is located next to district headquarter of Hailakandi and merely 500 meters away from local MLA’s house. Residents of the village rued that for a long time, they have put up with the un-motorable condition of Bashdahar (1) road which branches off from Silchar PWD Road (Opposite of Matijuri Samabhaya Shamiti) and is the only access road for nearly 10,000 commuters.
Villagers said that there have been so many potholes on the road link for years, and the concerned department has put only mud at various places due to which the commuters are facing so many hardships.
Travelling to school, college and hospitals is nothing short of a nightmare and for this it is now affecting the studies of students. The potholes are so huge that they are frightening. There are several schools, college students, patients and working women who go daily from Bashdahar (1) to Hailakandi district headquarters. However, the condition of the road is dreadful; it’s like waiting for a fatal accident to happen any day.
For a long time, the people of the area, living their lives as a life-giving life, did not listen to their prayers even though they complied with various prayers to make their only road useful to all authorities. There is no one left from the panchayat to the district administration including the local government. Despite all hope, the problem remains steady.
Now the local people have requested the intervention of chief minister of Assam, guardian minister of Hailakandi district, local MP, MLAs, MLAs and representatives of panchayat for the renovation and paving of this important 1 km road.
Among the locals, the student organizations like AASU Hailakandi Zilla Samiti, AJYCP, Krishak Mukti, RDSSO and other organizations, have made a strong demand for the restoration of this road.