GUWAHATI, Feb 23 � The dilapidated condition of several roads of Nabagiri locality in the heart of the city has irked the local people of the area. Whereas lack of the much needed repair work is deteriorating the condition of the roads and the bye-lanes, the authorities concerned are indifferent despite several representations from the locals.
The Nabagiri Road of Chandmari connects several important institutions of the city that include Red Cross Hospital. Both the local people and the patients coming to the hospital face immense difficulties due to the bad condition of the road.
Other than the hospital, the road also connects Tirtha Nath Sarma Sabha Ghar, Assam Academy, District Consumer Court, Pub Guwahati Girls� High School, Sky Rehab, Judicial Officers� Colony and Ambikagiri Uddyan among others.
�To our utter surprise, recently a 200-meter stretch of the road was repaired, only from the GNB Road Point, leaving the remaining major portion of the road untouched. Not just the road, but the drains and the culverts on the road are also in a very precarious condition. Several culverts in the middle of the road are broken, uncovering the drain beneath,� said Inamudding Ahmed, general secretary of the samity.
Requesting the authorities to take up the repair work of the road, the local people of the area wrote to the Chief Engineer, PWD (Road), in August 2010 and to the Executive Engineer PWD (Road) City Division-I in October 2010. Again in January 2011, the local people approached the GMDA but no action has been taken to address their problem.
�This road is used everyday by a large number of people other than the local residents. Moreover, it is also used as an alternative bypass road by the people of different parts of the city during water logging and traffic jam in the MRD and GNB Road. Such a road needs more attention for the benefit of all,� said DK Sarma, vice-president of the Samity.
The stretches of road leading to Nabagiri Sivamandir and Nabagiri Masjid Lane are also in a very dilapidated condition.