JORABAT, April 21 - The villagers of 12th Mile, Ambher in East Kamrup district under Dispur LAC have been forced to repair their village road as the government has been lending a deaf ear to their requests for repairing it.
Almost every resident of the village equipped with a spade or hoe or any other implement, today lent a helping hand in building the road.
Donations were collected from each household of the village for repair of the road. The road which connects the village with a population of more than a thousand people with the National Highway 40, has remained in a pathetic state for long with potholes everywhere. The condition of the road worsened following continuous rains over the past several days.
Giving vent to their ire before The Assam Tribune, the villagers alleged that they were fed up with making regular written requests to the government authorities to mitigate their woes.
They rued that children have to stop going to school during rains as the road becomes totally unfit for use. A stretch of about three kilometres of road was repaired today by the villagers, claimed a local resident Rejina Marak.
Along with repairing the road, the villagers also cleaned the neighbourhood, including the village playground.