SILCHAR April 23 - In a bid to provide alternate mode of communication to the residents of Haritikar on the edge of river Barak, along the eroded portion of the road that connects the area with the Indo-Bangla border, the Cachar district administration has started ferry services through river Barak.
It may be mentioned that the action was initiated after Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal had asked Cachar Deputy Commissioner Dr S Laxmanan to restore connectivity in the area after people were evacuated following huge cracks that developed on the road recently.
�We are trying to prepare the alternate road for movement of vehicles on the all-important border route. However, the pace of work is being interrupted due to heavy rain and inclement weather. Ferry service between Rajtilla in Cachar and Malua in Karimganj district will be an interim arrangement,� the Deputy Commissioner mentioned.
On the other hand, sources informed that dredging of river Barak on the vicinity would commence soon.
Interestingly, Silchar MP and All India Mahila Congress Committee president Sushmita Dev visited the eroded site on Monday. �This is the reason why I protested the hype over Namami Barak. Look how people are made to suffer risking their lives and property,� Sushmita quipped.