After the government failed to repair the Kokrajhar-Phutkibari-Baruapara approach road which has been in a dilapidated condition, the All Assam Minority Students’ Union (AAMSU), Kokrajhar District Committee, different Anchalik units, students of four schools, teachers and local residents of Bhotgaon area in Kokrajhar came out to repair the road.
Talking to reporters, Sobikul, general secretary of the Kokrajhar District Committee of AAMSU said that over a hundred students and union activists led by the Botgaon Unit Committee of the AAMSU carried out two-hour repair work and filed up the road with sand at Bhotgaon in Kokrajhar.
Various students’ organizations’ and locals also joined the students and teachers in the repair of the 14 km long Kokrajhar-Phutkibari-Baruapara road, which is in dilapidated condition. They also demanded that the dilapidated roads be immediately repaired.
“We jointly organised the sand-filling work to improve the dilapidated condition of the road without the help of the government, because the locals and students have been facing problems due to the worst condition of the road,” he added.
The student leader also slammed both the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) and Assam government for not taking any initiative to repair the damaged roads. He said, “If the government will not take any step then we will go for hunger strike demanding repair of the Kokrajhar-Dhubri road.”
The student leaders, students, protestors and teachers alleged that the condition of the Kokrajhar-Phutkibari-Baruapara road has remained worst for the past two years, but the government is not paying any heed towards this.
The residents expressed displeasure over the lackadaisical attitude of the State government and the BTC administration in improving roads and demanded repair of the road at the earliest.