Inter state road project worth Rs. 19.13 crore left incomplete
Decrying the deplorable condition of Tamenglong- Tousem- Halflong road, a public meeting of Tousem sub- division was held here at the conference hall of Zeliangrong Evangelistic Fellowship Tamenglong.
The meeting reviewed the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed against state government by 15 chairmen of Tousem area on dilapidated condition of the only life line of Tousem sub- division on December 14 last.
In the meeting it is informed that as per counter affidavit of North Eastern Council (NEC), it revealed that at least Rs. 19.13 crore for construction of Tamenglong- Tousem- Halflong Road has been sanctioned under NEC.
However, without doing much work, state PWD withdrew a sum of Rs. 1640.66 lakhs in 1994 and the road was left to nature. The public meeting denied the state PWD counter affidavit of PIL. The Tamenglong-Tousem-Halflong Road which has 90.95 km is now left dilapidated and turned into a nightmare road.
To press the government on the same issue, an organisation called “Citizen Concerned for Tamenglong- Tousem Road” was formed during the public meeting held today.
The meeting elected Ajon Janme as convener of Citizen Concerned for Tamenglong- Tousem Road. All the chairmen under Tousem sub-division were inducted as members of the same organisation.
After public meeting, social activists and members of the newly formed organisation, Citizen Concerned for Tamenglong- Tousem Road along with media person inspected the road.
Speaking to media persons at the road inspection site, newly elected convener, Ajon said that state government had forgotten the people of Tousem sub- division of Tamenglong district.
“The only life line of the road is left alone to nature for quite a long time and as a consequence, many accidents had occurred and many lives lost,” he said.
He mentioned that doctors could not come to PHC or other health institutions due to bad road connectivity, due to lack of essential food items to meet daily needs especially during raining season.
Calling the attention of the government, to immediately look into the untold grievances faced by the remote sub- division, he said that number of memorandums has also been submitted to the government but with no response till date.
With the lack of an all-weather road, Tousem sub-division has been deprived of right to live with dignity and denied of social economic development, he added.
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