HAFLONG, July 3 - Hundreds of people, including minors, patients and students, travelling through Dima Hasao on the NH-54 E were stranded for several hours on Saturday at Boro Muolkoi as a loaded dumper was stuck there due to the poor condition of the road.
The passengers, particularly from the Barak Valley and Dima Hasao, are at great risk while travelling between Silchar and Haflong as the condition of the road, especially on the Silchar-Haflong stretch of the NH-54 E, has been miserable since the last several months.
After the recent road mishap on the Silchar-Guwahati road, the people of the Barak Valley have been travelling via the NH-54 E through Dima Hasao district despite knowing the poor condition of the road. The NH-54 E has become the only means of communication as there has been no railway communication between Silchar and Guwahati since May 16.
Areas like Durbin Tilla, Dimbruchera, Kapurchera, Bormuolkoi, Miyunkro, etc., are in a vulnerable state for quite some time. The company engaged in the construction of the dilapidated road stretches is also allegedly doing only substandard work.
The conscious people here stated that road communication plays a pivotal role in the socio-economic development of the society. But in Dima Hasao, though the people have constantly been espousing the cause, they have failed to draw the attention of the authority concerned in this regard.
However, the people of Dima Hasao and Barak Valley have appreciated the new government in Assam for instructing the NHAI to make the road motorable within three months.