DIPHU, Oct 27 - The policy adopted by the ruling dispensation coupled with strong determination of the incumbent Chief Executive Member of Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council Tuliram Ronghang has contributed to improve the entire surface communication network of Karbi Anglong and West Karbi Anglong districts, including the urban areas.
However in certain places, chiefly due to bureaucratic laxity or deceitful workers and contractors, the motivated effort of the CEM has often met stumbling blocks.
Frequent accidents in under-construction roads or in roads where improvement works are yet to begin, have become cause of concern not only for the commuters, but also for the local residents.
A few days back, a passenger bus swerved off the road near Hanboka village off Duarbagori. Luckily, no person was injured. Residents of the locality informed that another public carrier went off the road last month due to extreme road condition.
�The numbers of accidents involving two-wheelers, including motorcycles, scooter and bicycles have become a common occurrence in this road stretch,� local residents claimed. The local people alleged that regular plying of overloaded trucks carrying around 25 to 35 ton load instead of the permissible 8-9 ton was another cause of road damage.
Another fact which has thrown a spanner in the endeavour of Tuliram Ronghang is the controversial decision of the Diphu Town Committee authority of allowing street market vendors to set up business stalls by occupying pavements and segment of the newly-widened roads.
Haphazard and disorderly parking of private vehicles mostly owned by the shopkeepers is another cause of uneasiness.
Further, the newly-renovated road connecting the fish and vegetable market of Diphu town has virtually turned into a paradise for illegal vendors and hawkers, not to speak of haphazard parking of vehicles, following which it has become increasingly difficult even to cross the area even in a small vehicle.
A section of socially conscious senior citizens therefore sought respite from the avoidable civic woes.