For a village in a remote location in Dima Hasao district of Assam, the ‘road’ of their dreams has arrived 50 years after establishment of the village.
The long-cherished dream of villagers of Dithur Kachari came true with the ceremonial inauguration of a newly-constructed approach road by chief executive member (CEM) of NC Hills Autonomous Council Debolal Gorlosa on August 7.
Earlier, the villagers had to travel two hours on foot to reach the nearest Thaijuari market for selling their produce and to collect their essentials.
In absence of road they had to carry patients to reach hospital in any emergency.
The people were demanding for an approach road since the establishment of the village in 1970.
The approach road was constructed under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojona at a cost of Rs 338.73 lakh with 4.673 km funded by Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India.
The CEM, in presence of Ranu Langthasa, chairperson, Nandita Gorlosa, Executive Member, Ratan Jarambusa, MAC, and government officials also inaugurated ‘Baikho’ (traditional dance practicing hall) and solar street light in the village.
Expressing his great satisfaction over the construction of the approach road, Baikho, and solar street light, Gaon Bura (headman) of the village Rinkomol Haphila said since the establishment of the village many political leaders made promises but never fulfilled their promises.
He hoped the developments will usher in progress for the villagers.