Four villages in KA living without road connectivity since 1950s
Diphu, Dec. 8 (EMN): Under the No. 9 Amreng Constituency of Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) , about 10 Km long distance from Zirikindeng police station in West Karbi Anglong district villages like Umta-up, Rongmanpi, Lumsajar and Umluk Apam are facing major hardship because of lack of proper road communication and with no bridge at all.
Till today the villagers of these villages are risking their lives while crossing the Amreng river.
It was seen a handmade bamboos bridge is made for the commuters to reach the village which is very dangerous for the villagers to cross the Amreng river which can easily be swept away during rainy season.
Eastern Mirror correspondent while visiting the place was informed by one of the villagers that during the regime of congress government in Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council in the year 2000-2001, leaders of congress assured that after three years of victory, the government will be given the development works such as PWD roads and bridge to reach the village, even the employees had made an initial survey and markings were also done written on the rock. But their assurance remains unfulfilled till now.
He informed that the villages were established in around 1951 with the same age of the Mikir Hills now Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council. He lamented that the said villages are being neglected by the competent authority but is hopeful that their dreams will soon be fulfilled with the BJP government as they are in power at KAAC, state and central.
Maximum of our children are kept outside the villages with relatives for obtaining proper education because of lack of communication and if any of our villagers fall sick we have no other choice but to carry the patient with the help of bamboo which is miserable, cried the man.
The disheartened villager also said that, even for marketing we have to come to Jirikinding which is 10 away from our village, so construction of road is the foremost step and we will be glad if the government listen our voice, altogether we have 1200 voters from these four villages.