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Remote Dima Hasao villages finally get road after 75 years; festivities underway

Remote Dima Hasao villages finally get road after 75 years; festivities underway

Yesterday, the elated Dima Hasao villagers feasted, made merry, and held cultural programs to celebrate the construction of the connecting road.

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HAFLONG: What do you do when you finally get something after praying for it for a long time? You make merry, of course! That is exactly what the residents of the Ramji and Ndunglo under the Dihamli constituency in Dima Hasao district of Assam did when they finally got a road more than 75 years after they were set up.

 

 

Yesterday, the elated Dima Hasao villagers feasted, made merry, and held cultural programs to celebrate the construction of the connecting road that will undoubtedly make the lives of these rural folks a bit easier! Some of the village folk also thanked their local MAC (Member of Autonomous Council) Ramgalungbe Jeme for taking the initiative to get the road built.

 

 

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"Today is an auspicious day for us. Most of us here are poor people and many people died without having their dreams of seeing a road being built fulfilled. We were in a lot of grief. Now, however, we are much happier. Hopefully, there will be blacktopping on the road soon," said a villager.

 

 

"This village has been deprived of a road as it is in a hilly region; it took villagers 7 hours to reach market areas. The MAC has now released funds to ensure that these remote villages have roads. Now, they will have better access to healthcare in case of emergencies," Ramgalungbe Jeme MAC of NCHAC, who was present at the ceremony, told newsmen.

 

 

About the new road:

 

 

A 33 kilometers-long village approach road under Pradhan Mantri Garmin Sadak Yojna scheme costing Rs. 2,9,19,14,072/- and with five years maintenance costing Rs. 1,97,08,000/- has been sanctioned. The road from Jorai to Michiborochenam via Chaikam village was is being built and about 80% of the work has been completed.