Govt assures improvement of road, students withdraw blockade

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HT Correspondent

Haflong, Sept 3: Two-day-long road blockade programme call given by the students of Haflong Govt College demanding improvement of the dilapidated College Road was withdrawn on Monday following assurance of North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council (NCHAC) chairperson Ranu Langthasa, local MLA BB Hagjer and Haflong town committee (HTC) chairman Anup Daulugupu for taking up measures for improvement of the road immediately.

Several hundreds of students of the college have blocked the movement of traffic along the road since Sunday to register their protest against the government’s inaction for improvement of the road. They also demanded improvement of drainage system, closure of all polluted small scale industries and disposal of garbage on the road.

The students with banners and placards in their hands constructed a barricade to stop movement of vehicles on the road.

NCHAC chairperson Ranu Langthasa, MLA BB Hagjer, HTC chairman Anup Daulugupu, NCHAC secretary Thaisodao Daulagupu and Dima Hasao BJP president Nipolal Hojai had to rush to the college to pacify the agitating students.

Langthasa and Hagjer assured the agitating students that they would take immediate step for improvement of the road portion. Following their assurance, the students decided to withdraw the blockade.

However, the students say they will resume their agitation if the authorities fail to improve the road within a short span of time.

It may be mentioned here that the students of the college have submitted a memorandum to NCHAC CEM Debolal Gorlosa, HTC chairman Anil Daulagupu in support of their demands for improvement of the road in the last week. However, no action has been initiated by the council and the town committee in this regard forcing the students to go for road blockade programme.

 

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