SILCHAR, April 9 - At a time when people are weaving hopes of witnessing the completion of the much-awaited Silchar-Saurashtra East West corridor, pictures of significant potholes on the road stretch at the Silchar end of the roadway has raised serious concerns.
�There are massive cracks on the road stretch at the flyover section at Moinarbandh because of which we have been witnessing no movement of vehicles on the road which also connects the city to the airport at one end of the two lanes. The other end has been barricaded to avert road mishaps. However, there has been no move to repair the damaged portion,� said Muktar Hussain, a resident of Moinarbandh.
On the other hand, when asked about the measures to repair the road, Debraj Dutta, site engineer of NHAI looking after the maintenance of the road stretch from Rongpur clock tower point till Balacherra told The Assam Tribune on Sunday that they are aware of the situation and already an estimate of Rs 4 lakh for the repair work has been sent to the higher authorities in New Delhi in February this year. The damages on the slabs will be repaired, Dutta added.
Dutta also informed that the department is considering options to erect retaining wall along the road stretch which has worsened due to landslide near Dolu Tea Estate.