SILCHAR, July 12 - As many as 128 stretches of roads have been damaged by the flood in Cachar district. Nihar Ranjan Paul, executive engineer, Rural Roads Division, said that the recent wave of flood badly affected the roads. A sum of Rs 46.25 crore will be required to repair the roads running into 112.33 kilometres in the district.
He added that the budget for the requisite road repair works was accepted in the DDMA meeting held on June 28.
Meanwhile, the newly constructed bridge over River Barak at Sadarghat is likely to be opened by 2019. Paul said that construction works are going on at an impressive pace and the task is likely to be accomplished by December this year. However, the people of Badrighat will have to wait for some more time as the land acquisition issue has not been sorted out as yet, he added.
�Barring the relocation of the PHE main pipeline at the Silchar end, there is no major issue with the bridge at Sadarghat. We are hopeful that the pending works will be sorted out and the new bridge will be open for traffic in the early part of 2019. Only the land acquisition issue has to be resolved,� the executive engineer stated.
The social impact assessment report for land acquisition is in the pipeline, Paul said, adding that once the report is available, his department will move the Deputy Commissioner to sanction the estimate for land acquisition.