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NH 55 blocked for want of amenities

Posted by Ramesh Khati on September 5, 2009

KURSEONG, 4 SEPT(The Statesman): Residents of Tindharia near Kurseong today staged a roadblock on National Highway 55 near the railway station for three hours demanding the regular basic amenities.
The agitators withdrew after the deputy magistrate Mr WN Foning promised to address their grievances.
According to an agitator, Mr Vinay Chettri, Tindharia was facing a number of problems since the 16 August landslides. According to him, the locality lacks proper drinking water supply and power supply was irregular.
“The landslides damaged water connection at several places, but despite repeated complaints, the situation has not been set right and it is the same with power,” he said.
According to the agitators, protracted hours of load shedding have become a regular feature now affecting life in general.
“Add to that the deplorable road conditions and the situation is dismal,” they said.
“The roadblock caused a major traffic snarl on NH 55.


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