TURA, July 4 � Students from Chandigre village of Garo Hills have to walk a total of six kms through Chibinang village to reach their school in Kama Mrongre village, which is barely 100 metres from across the Ringii river. The reason being there is no bridge across the Ringgi river. Sometimes, children cross the river on foot but it is dangerous.
�We really need a bridge across the river. Even a hanging bridge will bring tremendous respite to students who have to travel 12 kms a day to get to their school and back�, stated Amit Marak, president of Garo Students Union, Chibinang unit.
Meanwhile, the poor condition of the road from Chibinang to Dadengre has irked the residents of the area. The road which was destroyed during last year�s devastating flood is yet to see repair of any sort.
The road connects the villages of Mronggre, Bekongre, Boldakgre, Chandigre amongst others and is a lifeline for the villagers.
�It is an absolute nightmare to cross the road in a car or bike. Even walking is hazardous on this road�, said a resident of Chandigre village.
A temporary respite was a boat that was provided by the local MLA, AT Mondal. However, the boat cannot be used during floods as the current is too strong.