The Central government has undertaken a project for the development of a road in hilly Lampi area along Assam-Meghalaya border in South Kamrup.
Lampi is about 39km from Boko in Kamrup district.
“Development of a 23km road from Compatoli to upper Lampi has been sanctioned under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana 2017-18,” The Telegraph quoted a PWD official as saying.
Earlier, development of a 15.7km stretch from Boko to Compatoli was completed.
Roads in Lampi are under Boko rural road subdivision.
The road will not only bring relief to about 30,000 inhabitants of the hilly area but also people from the plains who go there on business and recreational activities.
People now have to face inconvenience because of poor road conditions. Pick-up vans with four-wheel gear can somehow negotiate the hilly road from Compatoli to lower Lampi with sharp turns. It takes four hours to reach Lampi from Boko. Some people even walk the stretch.
On December 12 last year, Padumi Boro, 46, of Bamunigaon in Kamrup had submitted a memorandum to develop the Boko-upper Lampi road.
Boro submitted the memorandum under the banner of Dharanir Dhou, South Kamrup Mahila Sabalikaran Sanstha. “I met Union minister for tribal affairs Jual Oram and handed over the memorandum to sanction funds to construct the link road from Boko to upper Lampi,”The Telegraph quoted Padumi as saying.
“Lampi does not have a good link road with Assam but it is linked with Meghalya via a good pucca road,” she said adding, “Villagers, primarily farmers, have to sell their output for a song as they cannot bring their crops to the market.”