Inhabitants of Rothabil in Chandrahalam Para village have blocked the railway track demanding immediate construction of a railway level crossing, an overbridge and an underpass at Chandra Halam Para village in Panisagar sub-division in North Tripura.

The residents have been demanding the construction of a railway level crossing, an overbridge and an underpass near a road intersecting the railway track at Chandra Halam Para village.

They had even submitted a memorandum stating their demand to the railway authorities, to which the latter had initially agreed.

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However, the railway authorities later declared the particular road as being illegal and stopped all kinds of work from progressing further.

This led to wide protests by locals, with a few even lying down on the railway tracks.

Panna Ghosh

Panna Ghosh is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dharmanagar in Tripura. He can be reached at: pannalivenews@gmail.com