GOLAKGANJ, June 11 � Binnachora, situated very close to the Indo-Bangla border under Dhubri District is facing a huge threat of erosion. To prevent any such disaster, the PWD (Border Roads) is making a bund under the scheme �Protection of IBB (Indo-Bangla Border) Road from big Pillar No -1020 to big pillar No -1030�.
The protection bund will cover the stretch from channel 3980 metres to 5140 metres. The (PWD Border Roads) has already completed their job from big pillar 1020 to 1023. Presently, the rest of the work is in progress and will come to an end at big pillar 1030. But in between the work a very serious problem has arisen as the stretch from channel 4480 metres to 5140 metres which covers a total area of 660 metres does not fall under this scheme. The concerned department is unable to cover this stretch, as the depth of the river is much too low and some initiative of the Water Resource Department will make the work easier for the PWD Border Roads department.
The local residents of the area have demanded that the PWD Border Roads department should be engaged to cover this 660 metres protection bund. Munnaf Ali Sheikh, General Secretary, Simanta Gramin Unnayan Samity said that the protection bund work has given safety and security to the ten thousand residents of Binnachora part 2, 3 and 4 having the BSF camp, Assam Police Watch Post, Markets, Subcentre and Gaon panchayat office in the area. He further added that had this protection bund not been made the probability of washing away of the entire area by the Gangadhar river could not be denied. Nurul Amin, Junior Engineer, PWD Border Roads, Mankachar subdivision, Dhubri said that their Department has taken this matter very seriously and is making all possible extra efforts so that the work can be completed for the safety and security of the people.