Jiribam, Dec. 17: The Jiri-Tipaimukh road, the only road in the Jiribam A/C and one of the most important roads of the Tipaimukh A/C which is the lifeline of about 30,000 strong populations is in the most deplorable condition. And since the Government turned a blind eye upon the condition of the road, a memorandum was submitted to the PWD Minister, the local MLA Th.Debendra Sing and Chief Minister on the 16th July 2014, but it turned out a futile attempt as there was no reply from the higher authorities. The people of the Barak Circle did a side-cutting of the roadsides last year. It was flashed in the newspaper but it did not get any support or feedback from the concerned higher authorities, statement said by General Secretary, D. Lomsang of the Barak Brothers’ Union (BBU), Jiribam.
Further said that the side-cutting and cleaning was done again in the month of August 2015. Like before, it ended up unheeded and unseen by both the MLA’s of the two constituencies even after prior notification and reminder through media (newspaper) and memorandum. In 2012-13, the PWD blacktopped the road and it turned out to be a mere colouring of the road as the road wore off in three months. Besides there are 10 bridges which are left unattended to by the PWD. The people of Barak Circle improvised and repaired the bridges in our own limited ways and it still turned out usable.
The road is now in its most deplorably bad condition with potholes every section of the road. The SO, EE felt lost and did not know what to do, so, looking into the grievance and the life affecting condition of the road that can lead to many unwanted road accidents, the Barak Brothers’ Union is organising a social work on the 18th December 2015 with fund collected as donations from the Government employees, taxi drivers, auto drivers and philanthropic being in the circle. Since last year, there had been 5 road mishaps and several cases of vehicular glitches and many more owing to the present condition of the road. Transportation charges rose, and now it took almost 4 hours just to traverse a mere 40 km long road from Khangbor to Jiribam. The Barak Brothers’ Union deemed it necessary on its part to look into the welfare of the people try to bring about solution to the problems faced by the people.
The Barak Brothers Union, with the support and help of the people would also like to make this statement that if the Government does not listen or pay heed to our grievances. We are ready to take up any sort of steps and works; be it an agitation, to make the Government listen to our reasonable plea.
Besides the hospital, IVR and Government offices in our circle are in a dilapidated condition; turning into shed, sty, coops and whatever else. If the Government is still really in existence; could please look into the grievances of the people; your people.