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Chakpikarong makeshift bridge swept away
Source: The Sangai Express

Chakpikarong, October 09 2015 : The temporary makeshift bridge built by local denizens after the RCC bridge over Chakpi river snapped during the flash flood on July 31, was swept away today by the river current due to the incessant rain since the last two days.

Mention may be made that the bridge was constructed way back in 1966 by a Calcutta based company and in that same year the water level reached the lower portion of the bridge.

This happened again in 1987 .

But, the third instance on August 31 snapped the bridge after which the makeshift bridge was built by locals beginning from August 3 onwards.



Remains of the makeshift bridge
Caption


Talking to newsmen, NI Warngam of Chakpikarong DCC said that people of Chakpikarong have suffered enough after the RCC bridge collapsed.

The temporary bridge which was built by locals from their own resources is now again damaged in the flood.

Considering sufferings of the locals, the authorities concerned of the State were urged to do the needful to address the hardships of the people.

However, no positive response or assurance has been forthcoming from the side of the Govt till date.

Expressing dissatisfaction over this, Nl Warngam said that construction of a suspension bridge or a bailley bridge instead of leaving the general public on their own will be the only option to avoid similar disaster and disappointment in future.


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