SHILLONG, March 06: Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP) legislator, Ardent Miller Basaiawmoit on Monday has opined that the state government is indirectly alienating the border population in the state through its failure to complete the Borghat-Sonapur road.
Raising a supplementary during Question Hour in the Assembly here, the MLA representing Nongkrem constituency highlighted the problems faced by nearly 4000 people of the various villages including Huroi and Hingeria which, according to him, are being caused by the delay in completing the road.
“Many youths have also raised this issue as due to bad road conditions, people live and survive at the mercy of people from neighboring Bangladesh especially when the nearest market is in Inking is about 55km away,” he said.
While demanding the government to speed up the completion of the road, he added, “If the state government cannot it would be like indirectly alienating the people of these villages.”
In his reply, Minister in-charge PWD Martin M Danggo said that a proposal has already been sent to the government.
On the status of the road, Danggo informed that out of 60 kms, the portion between 0 to 5 kms has been blacktopped, the portion between 16 to 50 kms is a kutcha road and the portion between 51 to 60 kms has been blacktopped.