Villagers protest against debris from all-weather road project

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Villagers protest against debris from all-weather road project

Saturday, 24 July 2021 | PNS | New Tehri

The villagers from Dadur village in Tehri district are angry at the accumulation of debris from the all-weather road construction work from the dumping zone into their village due to heavy rains in the district.

The agitated villagers protested against the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) which is the executing agency for the road construction work here by setting up a road block for few hours on Rishikesh Gangotri national highway at Tangla. The villagers later opened the road on the Tehsildar's assurance of installing a security wall around the dumping zone.

The debris of the dumping zone set up over Dadur village in chamba development block are flowing through the fields of the villagers with every spell of rain and damaging the crops, alleged the villagers. The road block on the Gangotri national highway led to traffic jam situation and long queues were witnessed on the occasion. The administration officials who rushed to the spot tried to convince the villagers but initially they did not budge a bit. Tehsildar Shipra Verma later assured the villagers that a security wall will be built around the dumping zone and that she would conduct a joint inspection of the site along with the BRO officials.

The villagers ended their protest after receiving this assurance. It is pertinent to mention here that improper dumping of debris is one of the aspects which have elicited questions regarding the execution of the ambitious all-weather road project.

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