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Bridge over Digaru demanded

By ANN service

JORABAT, May 13 - A large number of villagers living in three villages under the Dispur constituency have been facing great inconvenience for a long time while crossing the Digaru river.

The condition of three villages � Mohpur, Nartap and Dhemahi � located on the outskirts of Guwahati, a mere 20 kilometres from the State Secretariat, is pathetic as it has allegedly been ignored by the government for long.

Small boats carrying employees, students, agricultural workers and two-wheelers are a common sight along the Digaru river at a few points. The river, which flows from Umthru in Meghalaya and enters Assam through Byrnihat, Moragdala, Sonapur and Digaru, joins the Kolong river in Assam.

Thanks to neglect, the people have been facing problems in crossing the river. Boats are the only means of transport and a commuter needs to pay Rs 10 every time he/she crosses the river. This is a major issue for poor students. Unfortunately, they are left with no other option but to skip their classes during the rainy season when the river is in spate.

During the rise in the water level during the monsoon, the villagers who venture out on important assignments are forced to walk around 25 km to Sonapur or around 10 km to the Meghalaya part.

It may be mentioned that the villagers once built a bamboo bridge over the river here, which was washed away by the river when its water level rose.

Speaking to ANN Service, the villagers of Mohpur said that the construction of a bridge over the Digaru river here has been a long-standing demand.

�We have been knocking on the doors of the former MLA of the constituency, Akon Bora, and officials for years, but all our pleas fell on deaf ears. They only come here to seek votes before elections,� the villagers said. �We have also visited the present MLA of the constituency, Atul Bora, for construction of the bridge, but to no avail,� they added.

The construction of a bridge will not only help the people and students of the nearby villages, it will also reduce the distance to the markets considerably.

Meanwhile, the villagers have demanded that the government take up a proposal for construction of the bridge expeditiously.

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Bridge over Digaru demanded

JORABAT, May 13 - A large number of villagers living in three villages under the Dispur constituency have been facing great inconvenience for a long time while crossing the Digaru river.

The condition of three villages � Mohpur, Nartap and Dhemahi � located on the outskirts of Guwahati, a mere 20 kilometres from the State Secretariat, is pathetic as it has allegedly been ignored by the government for long.

Small boats carrying employees, students, agricultural workers and two-wheelers are a common sight along the Digaru river at a few points. The river, which flows from Umthru in Meghalaya and enters Assam through Byrnihat, Moragdala, Sonapur and Digaru, joins the Kolong river in Assam.

Thanks to neglect, the people have been facing problems in crossing the river. Boats are the only means of transport and a commuter needs to pay Rs 10 every time he/she crosses the river. This is a major issue for poor students. Unfortunately, they are left with no other option but to skip their classes during the rainy season when the river is in spate.

During the rise in the water level during the monsoon, the villagers who venture out on important assignments are forced to walk around 25 km to Sonapur or around 10 km to the Meghalaya part.

It may be mentioned that the villagers once built a bamboo bridge over the river here, which was washed away by the river when its water level rose.

Speaking to ANN Service, the villagers of Mohpur said that the construction of a bridge over the Digaru river here has been a long-standing demand.

�We have been knocking on the doors of the former MLA of the constituency, Akon Bora, and officials for years, but all our pleas fell on deaf ears. They only come here to seek votes before elections,� the villagers said. �We have also visited the present MLA of the constituency, Atul Bora, for construction of the bridge, but to no avail,� they added.

The construction of a bridge will not only help the people and students of the nearby villages, it will also reduce the distance to the markets considerably.

Meanwhile, the villagers have demanded that the government take up a proposal for construction of the bridge expeditiously.

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