Inspection team visits vulnerable site of Tongjei Maril road

The roadblock was lifted temporarily after the state government along with PWD and construction company and the JAC agreed to sign an agreement that maintenance of the road will be conducted by maintaining quality

After the blockade along Tongjei Maril road (Old Cachar road) was relaxed temporarily as the government assured to renovate the road by maintaining proper quality, a team of state government officials from the Public Works Department (PWD) and Keystone Infra Private Limited and representatives from JAC Khoupum Area inspected the road to Rengpang on Sunday.

The roadblock was lifted temporarily after the state government along with PWD and construction company and the JAC agreed to sign an agreement that maintenance of the road will be conducted by maintaining quality. The agreement was signed at CM’s secretariat on Saturday.

As per the agreement, the inspection team visited the vulnerable site along Tongjei Maril road stretch till Rengpang.

Speaking on the sidelines of the visit, executive engineer (NEC-II), PWD, Chongtham Bishwachandra said that the engineers from the department inspected the vulnerable site of the road. He continued there are some criteria on maintaining the quality of the road as it depends on the quality of the bitumen, composition of the bitumen and stones while mixing. However, quality of the road does not depend on the thickness and thinness of the bitumen applied, he added.

He further said that the problems will be monitored along with the engineers and the construction company.

If the construction of the Irang Bridge located along Tongjei Maril road is completed then renovation or construction of the road can be continued smoothly. The construction company and the engineers of the department are targeting to complete the construction of the bridge by December before Christmas, Bihwachandra said.

Meanwhile, JAC Khoupum Area has warned to resume their agitation if the government fails to convert their assurance into action.

State BJP vice-president, RK Somorjit; former ADC member of Tamenglong, Daniel Malangmei; state BJP ST morcha president, Lanjangei Kamei; state BJP ST morcha vice-president, Stogy Dangmei; staff of Keystone Infra Private Limited, Vijayan Nair; assistant engineer (NEC-II) of PWD, Ningthoujam Bheiyachandra and members of JAC participated the inspection.

First Published:Nov. 15, 2020, 10:05 p.m.

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