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Bridge over Baralia remains incomplete for over 12 years

A man crossing a bamboo bridge at Chamukhaghat on his motorcycle. The bamboo bridge was necessitated as the RCC bridge on the right has remained incomplete for over 12 years.– Photo: Nalbari Correspondent
 NALBARI, Sept 14 - The people of Barkhala, Chamukha, Momaitola and adjoining villages of Nalbari and Kamrup Rural districts have been facing a lot of inconvenience in crossing the Baralia river as floods washed away the only dilapidated wooden bridge at Chamukhaghat of the river. Now the people of this greater area are crossing the river through a makeshift bamboo bridge at great risk as there is no other alternative.

According to the villagers, the PWD (Road) started constructing an RCC bridge 12 years back at the place as the old wooden bridge had become deplorable. However, the concrete bridge remained incomplete due to some unknown reasons. About 80 per cent work of the bridge was completed but the PWD did not complete it. The people finding no alternative were using the dilapidated wooden bridge. But the vehicles were diverted via Baharghat area. Worse still the wooden bridge was washed away by the flood waters of the river three months back. Now the makeshift bamboo bridge is the only means of communication of this locality. The people of those areas have demanded of the concerned authority to complete the RCC bridge over the river as soon as possible.

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