In an instance, people residing in villages of Nagapada panchayat alongside the Indra River under Biden block in Nuapada district continue facing difficulties to move to other places due to lack of a bridge over the river there. While a water-full river in rainy days and a stony riverbed in summer pose difficulties in communication, political representatives have no concern for the villagers despite the fact they have already promised many times for a Biju Setu over the river.
“During elections, leaders come to our area and promise to construct a Biju Setu over the Indira River. But promises have not been translated into reality yet. Leaders never come to our wildered area after elections,” alleged Ramlal Paharia.
He said people face difficulties in taking cycle and motorcycle to the other side of the river as its bed is very stony. In rainy season, there is no option to cross the river other than taking a dangerous mode.
“Patients, elderly people and students face difficulties to go to hospitals, markets and schools and colleges on the other side of the river,” said Paharia.
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“Once a Biju Setu been constructed over the Indra River, our difficulty in crossing the river will be resolved,” said another villager.
He urged the district administration and the State Government to consider their longstanding demand for construction of a Biju Setu on the Indra River.
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