VILLAGERS REPAIR ROAD

Headman of Tashar village, the road has been lying in a deplorable condition as government authorities have not repaired it since the village roadway was first built under state PWD back in 1986.

Left with little options after all their appeals to authorities concerned went in vain, residents of Tashar and T Chanhong villages in Western Ukhrul took it upon themselves to repair the village road. 

On Saturday, the residents banded together and repaired a 9 km stretch of the 13 km road from Lambui to  Lamlang Gate passing through the two villages. The villagers braved the inclement weather as they manually crushed stones and boulders and filled the surface cavity with stones and earth. A road roller hired by the villagers, was also seen working.

1601828572892

According to AS Shinmi, headman of Tashar village, the road has been lying in a deplorable condition as government authorities have not repaired it since the village roadway was first built under state PWD back in 1986.

He said that from the begining the road was built without shingling and blacktopping and soon the road surface had developed  cracks and the hollowed-out spaces on it had made commuting a risky affair for the locals.

IMG 20201004 215238
AS Shinmi, headman of Tashar Village

He said that in 2017, during his visit to TKS Conference at Sheikhor village Works minister Bishwajit had promised to build the roadway as soon as possible but nothing has been done till date.

“For the last many years, the villagers have been repairing it by contributing money and labour but how long can we continue like this,” he said.

The village chief then urged the government to look into the hardships being faced by the locals due to the poor conditions of their only roadway and take up necessary actions to build the roadway.

Tashar village has 612 houses, while T Chanhong village has 120 houses, he added

For more such stories, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Download our Android App. Subscribe to our Website Notifications to stay updated.

Also Read

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Connect With Us

7,204FansLike
104FollowersFollow

Latest

Amazon Customer Eats Cow Dung Cakes, Posts Review

In bizarre news, a person purchased cow dung cakes from Amazon and ate it. Later the person took to the e-shopping website...

Ringsaratah, ‘Lui zangta usa’ Tangkhul folk fusion song

Ringsaratah folk fusion band has just released a folk fusion song, Ringsaratah, a song about seed-sowing. In a traditional...

Hynniewtrep National Youth Movement protests on 49th Statehood Day

Members of the Hynniewtrep National Youth Movement (HNYM) on Thursday were prevented from taking out a protest march towards the state central...

Chief Minister Biren announces 5 crore for construction of Ukhrul amusement park

Riding high on his go to hills mission, chief minister Biren Singh on Thursday earmarked 5 crore for construction of amusement cum...

25 bombs believed to be those of World War II period recovered in Manipur

A total of 25 bombs believed to be those of World War II period were recovered in Manipur’s Kangpokpi district on Wednesday.