HAFLONG, June 23:People of Harangajao area have called for a 24-hour blockade of National Highway 54(E) from 5 am of June 24 to 5 am of June 25 demanding early completion and improvement works of the road stretch.
The National Highway 54 (E) which is known as East West corridor is in a deplorable state. Even as the local residents and student organisations have demanded the national Highway authority of India (NHAI) for improvement of the road stretch, they did not pay any heed to their demands.
Last month, several student organisations protested against the NHAI for their negligence for maintenance of the road stretch. The authorities assured them for early improvement of the road, but one month has passed, there is no move initiated by the NHAI for improvement of the highway, which connects Dima Hasao district with South Assam’s Barak Valley.