Incessant rains in the Ri-Bhoi District of Meghalaya have led to waterlogging, and locals are blaming the National Highway Authority (NHAI) of India for it.

The NHAI has failed to construct proper drainage systems in the area while implementing the four-lane project, locals alleged.

The interior road connecting Umlyngkdait village has been flooded with water levels rising to three or four feet, hampering the public movement, and the National Highway 6 has also been flooded in the areas.

The local headman and youth representatives of Umlyngkdait village informed that they have to face such problems every monsoon season, especially during and after a heavy downpour.

The village head pointed that the NHAI authorities and the Ri Bhoi district administration conducted many inspections and decided to construct proper drainage systems in these areas, but to date, no action has been taken due to unknown reasons, alleged the village head.

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