A delegation of residents from Jhagrapar Part 2 and Part 3 under Dhubri Police Station led by Advocate Abidur Rahman Sarkar met the Deputy Commissioner of Dhubri on Friday and submitted a memorandum highlighting the problems being faced by the inhabitants of the area due to the deteriorating conditions of a PWD road that connects Dhubri Civil Hospital to Gauripur via Dhubri B.Ed College.
In the memorandum, signed by a number of residents stated that the said road is the only means of road communication for thousands of families, particularly the residents of Jhagrarpar and Tiyamari villages.
It has been alleged that the said the PWD road, which has been damaged in many places, is full of potholes and in the raining season, the situation becomes worse due to water-logging in the ditches and potholes resulting in frequent road accidents.
Many people have become victims of such road accidents and if the road is not repaired early, the people of the entire locality will suffer irreparable loss and hardship, the memorandum stated.
The Jhagrarpar-Gauripur link road is also used as an alternative mode of road communication for GTB Road and as the Dhubri Civil Hospital is located in this area, it becomes difficult to take the patients to the hospital either by 108 ambulance or other vehicles using this road.
Azaharul Islam, a member of the delegation, said that the Deputy Commissioner heard their grievances seriously and gave an assurance for early solution to the issues.
Assam PWD Minister Parimal Suklabaidya during his Dhubri visit on October 15 last also gave a similar assurance that all the deplorable roads under Dhubri Municipal Board (currently being run by the BJP) and its adjacent areas would be repaired very soon but very surprisingly, even after six months since his visit, the residents of Dhubri have been compelled to use these dilapidated roads and by-lanes of Dhubri town, which are full of potholes.
Eighty per cent of the roads under the jurisdiction of Dhubri Municipal Board are in dilapidated conditions and are hardly fit even for walk.
In Dhubri town, few important roads namely AMCo Road (starting from Nuniya Patty to Match Factory), Chairman Road (from Shani Mandir to Jogmaya Ghat), NS Road (from Income Tax office to New Market), Station Road (from Bidyapara to Sen Para) and the road from Income Tax office to Jogmaya Ghat via SP School are in need of repair work since the last couple of years.