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The NGOs have also promised to continue their protest to demand the early completion of the bridge with a meeting scheduled today at the town in East Garo Hills.

From Our Correspondent | Tura, Oct 11, 2018: 

Following the failure of the authorities to respond to their demands seeking completion of the almost decade old incomplete Rongap Bridge in Baiza, even after two deadlines, the NGOs of Williamnagar in EGH began their protest with a poster campaign to highlight the status of the bridge.

The conglomeration of NGOs include the GSU, FAFAIGU, ICFS, Sumo, Pick Up Association.

The NGOs had earlier given a 15 day deadline last month to the administration seeking the early completion of the bridge and then extended the same deadline by another week following a request from the administration. However, after the expiry of the deadline given, the NGOs decided to begin protests to pressure the government to work on the bridge itself.

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The NGOs have also promised to continue their protest to demand the early completion of the bridge with a meeting scheduled today at the town in East Garo Hills.

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The decade old bridge, of which the main body has already been completed, has remained incomplete, with earth filling on one side yet to be started, allegedly due to non clearance from the state Forest Department.

Hitting out at the Forest Department on the issue, the president of FAF, Jintu Ch Marak said, “They have not stopped the construction during the time of laying the foundation for the bridge, but now when it is inches away from completion, Forest rules have been imposed whereby the early completion was delayed. This shows a complete personal agenda with PWD Department.”

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