SILCHAR, Aug 23 - The approach to the second RCC bridge over the Barak at the Sadarghat end of the town is presently in very bad shape.
Amidst heavy rainfall, glitches covering a significant portion of the approach adjacent to Banga Bhawan has been causing serious inconvenience to vehicle users along with high risk of major accidents just waiting to happen.
When approached today with questions on what caused such massive wear and tear on the approach to the bridge which was inaugurated on March 2, i.e., before the 2019 Lok Sabha election by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Nameswar Pegu, Superintending Engineer of PWD (Roads) and also officiating as Executive Engineer here told The Assam Tribune, �the problem in the approach is a recurring one and we are taking measures to mend the affected portions. There were some issues with pipelines underneath the approach portion of the bridge during its construction phase and we are in touch with the concerned contractor for a solution.�
Interestingly, a closer look at the repair work of the road at Netaji Rotary Point in Rangirkhari brought forth the chores by the concerned workers trying to mend the worn-out portion of CC blocks with bitumen layers.
Asked about the situation, Arjun Mandal, officiating as Executive Engineer of PWD (NH) said that the bitumenous layer on the pot-holed portion is being provided as a patchwork for now, while the department will initiate work for permanent improvement of the road and the areas adjoining the rotary once the weather becomes congenial.