BISWANATH CHARIALI, May 27 - At a time when the pathetic condition of the major roads in the State has become a matter of grave concern, erosion caused by rain water has posed serious threat to the newly-built approach road to the railway overbridge on the National Highway 15 at Takoubari under Halem Revenue Circle in Biswanath district.
Significantly, though the said approach road was completed much earlier, it has not been made open for public use, for reasons best known to the Railway authorities. Local people allege that the standard of the newly-built approach road was also not upto the mark. They also opine that the standard of work was so low that even rain water could erode a portion of the road and it might cause harm to the railway overbridge at any moment. The chances of accidents along the road have gone high during the rainy season as it becomes difficult for passers-by to detect the eroded portion, particularly at night. Similarly, the work at the railway overbridge at Bedeti under Behali PS has remained half-done for last couple of years. People have urged the concerned railway authorities to take necessary action to complete the overbridges on time.