Meghalaya: Garo students rally against poor roads in region

Tura: The delay in bringing a solution to the poor road infrastructure in the Karukol region of South Garo Hills has prompted a local unit of a students’ body to hold a public rally in the area on Monday.

Condemning the lack of any action by the authorities to improve the poor conditions of roads in the area, the local unit of the GSU led the public in a protest march. The union particularly lamented the condition of NH-62, which has been left without repair for almost a decade.

Dear Reader,
Over the past four years, EastMojo revolutionised the coverage of Northeast India through our sharp, impactful, and unbiased coverage. And we are not saying this: you, our readers, say so about us. Thanks to you, we have become Northeast India’s largest, independent, multimedia digital news platform.
Now, we need your help to sustain what you started.
We are fiercely protective of our ‘independent’ status and would like to remain so: it helps us provide quality journalism free from biases and agendas. From travelling to the remotest regions to cover various issues to paying local reporters honest wages to encourage them, we spend our money on where it matters.
Now, we seek your support in remaining truly independent, unbiased, and objective. We want to show the world that it is possible to cover issues that matter to the people without asking for corporate and/or government support. We can do it without them; we cannot do it without you.
Support independent journalism, subscribe to EastMojo.

Thank you,
Karma Paljor

“The NH-62 is in poor condition and has been ignored without repairs for almost a decade. This particular road is crucial for the residents of the Karukol Region, as all the vehicles that carry commodities and other essential goods to South Garo Hills District take this route. However, the road has been neglected by the concerned department,” the union claimed.

In addition to NH-62, the union also pointed out that there are several PMGSY roads in the area that should have been completed but still continue to be ongoing projects.

The union warned that the day’s protest was not just the voice of the GSU but that of the people and urged the concerned authority to address the matter without fail. The union also warned that similar acts of protest would continue in the days to come if no changes are seen in the situation.

Also Read | Between faith and economy: Why politicise Cherry Blossom Festival?

Trending Stories

Latest Stories

Leave a comment

Leave a comment