Saturday, August 23, 2014

Fed up with BRO, North Sikkim wants private companies to work on its roads

GANGTOK, 22 Aug: The North Zilla Upadhakshya, NT Lepcha and the Gram Panchayats of Toong-Naga on behalf of the public of North Sikkim have submitted a memorandum to the Governor of Sikkim, Chief Minister, Chief Justice and others demanding better road conditions in the district by engaging a private company to undertake road construction and maintenance work replacing the Border Roads Organisation.
A copy of the memorandum shared with the media states, “It is a demand of the local public to engage a private company in lieu of BRO [GREF] for road construction from Mangan onwards”.
It states that the deplorable condition of roads in the district has adversely affected the lives of the local public, tourism and tarnished the image of the state. The condition of roads in the area also raises questions on how situations of emergency would be handled in the border area, it is stated further adding that this also poses a threat to national security.
It is alleged that the BRO, despite several requests made by the public and government authorities, is not serious and sensitive towards the improvement of road network in the area.

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