Babukhal villagers draw govt’s interest to broken bridge


JIRIBAM, June 2: The only temporary bridge connecting Babukhal village with the road to Muktokkhong has remained unattended after it was swept away during a recent flood.

The village lies about five km north of Muktokhhong, Tamenglong district which about 10 km east of Jiribam sub division along the National Highway 37.

Concerned with the silence of the government, a public meeting was convened chaired by Nongpok Chingkhei Development Committee M Haritombi Singh on May 11.

During the meeting, the participants took several resolutions.

Representatives had also met with the addl DC, Jiribam on the issue the next day on May 12, however, the government has continued to remain silent, lamented locals.

Sources said the locals had also resolved to demand immediate action from the government for the construction of the bridge and to look into the various other necessities of the village at the earliest.

Even though the addl DC, Jiribam Dr Hamit Singh Pahuja has assured to the representatives during the May 12 meeting that the bridge will be constructed at the earliest, there has been no action in this regard till day, villagers continued.

According to M Haritombi Singh, the village was established in the year 1964, however, the government has been neglecting even the provision of basic amenities of the villagers.

The villagers are presently using a boat service to cross over the river, he lamented.



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