GOALPARA, Aug 1 - For more than a year now, the pathetic condition of a stretch of Goalpara-Solmari road, which is the entry point into Goalpara town, has remained the same. With the recent rains, it has now become unmotorable and accident-prone. The road�s potholes and craters are filled with mud and water, making it dangerous for the commuters.
Meanwhile, the construction work for widening/strengthening of the existing road stretch of 7.90 km length under SARDP-NE phase �A�, job no SARDP-NE/Goalpara-Solmari/AS/PWD/2011-12/189 has been allotted to M/s Lohit Construction Pvt Ltd, Guwahati (vide order no NHR.38/2007/110 dt 13th July, 2020). The firm has been asked to complete the work by September 30 this year. However, the work has now been stopped due to Covid-19. Daily commuters expect that some temporary patchwork could have been done.
The AASU Goalpara unit also held a protest demonstration recently on the dilapidated stretch of road to draw the authorities� attention to its dangerous condition.
It may be mentioned that all the main offices including those of the DTO, DEEO, Treasury office, the district court, DRDA office, the 200-bed civil hospital, KV, Handloom & Textile office, the post office, FCI godown etc., are situated around this stretch of the Goalpara-Solmari road.