ACHDO concerned over trucks from Bhutan damaging AMPT Road

SHILLONG, Sep 20: The Anti-Corruption Human Development (ACHDO), a Garo-Hills based organisation has expressed concern over the plying of heavy loaded trucks coming from Bhutan and destined to Bangladesh, through the Agia-Medipara-Phulbari-Tura (AMPT) road in Garo Hills.

According to the ACHDO, the trucks carrying boulders have damaged the already dilapidated road.

The people of the plain belt are abundantly suffering due to extremely poor road since long and plying such overloaded truck will be damaged remaining part of the road which we will not be allowed at any cost. Such movement should be ban immediately.

President ACHDO, Ishraful Hoque, said that the people of the plain belt are already suffering due to poor road condition since long and with the plying of such overloaded truck it will damage the remaining part of the road.

“We will not allow this to happen at any cost. Such movement (of trucks) should be banned immediately,” Hoque said.

He also said that certain parts of the AMPT road which was repaired but it is already peeling off in few days due to the heavy loaded vehicles.

The president of ACHDO said that repairing of the road within months of it being fixed is nothing but waste of funds as well as suffering for innocent people.

“If such movement (of trucks) keeps on continuing there will be no way rather than going for agitation and definitely we will protest if not such movement is not stopped,” Hoque said.

According to him, the AMPT road is the life of people living in the plain belt.

The ACHDO while demanding that the authorities keep a check on vehicles added that there is also a need to stop heavy loaded vehicles from plying through AMPT road so as to prevent further damage to the dilapidated roads.

The ACHDO has also urged Chief Minister Conrad Sangma to look into the worsening condition of the AMPT road.

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