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HIGHLIGHTS: 

  • NGOs of EGH agreed to extend the deadline after authorities assured to start work on incomplete bridge 
  • Bridge remained incomplete for almost a decade now
  • NGOs had earlier served 15-day ultimatum to district administration to start work 

From Our Correspondent | Tura, Oct 02, 2018: 

The East Garo Hills district administration has assured to start work on the decade-old Rongap bridge in Baiza, construction of which was delayed on several occasions.

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The assurance came after the 15-day deadline served by the conglomeration of NGOs from the district —- GSU, AIGU, FAF among others ended yesterday. Following this assurance, the NGOs had agreed to extend their deadline.

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“We had a discussion with the DC who informed that departmental processes were currently on and most likely to be settled in the coming days. After the meeting, we decided to provide another 7 days for the completion of the bridge. However if the same is still not done, we will resort to agitation until the completion of the bridge,” informed Jintu Ch Marka, the president of FAF.

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The Rongap bridge, near Williamnagar has been left incomplete for close to a decade now though the main bridge has already been completed. Only one section of earth filling remains and has remained for over 3 years now leading to the NGOs now seeking answers.

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