Appeal to complete 22 year old pending Hambal to Dedni Road project

The residents of Hambal and Dedni have casti-gated the state government for hanging in balance the completion of Hambal to Dedni road since 1994 Highlighting their plight, locals alleged that the village Dedni of Marmat Block is without road connectivity for the last many decades and the hollow promises made by the previous government utterly failed to fullill the promises and the project seems a distant dream.

Pertinent to mention here that Hambal to Dedni road projects of Block Marmat was sanctioned by some 22 years ago but the road has not been completed yet. Sources with Public Works Department (PWD) informed that in the year 1994 more than a dozen road projects of Hambal to Dedni were forwarded by state government to union government for approval, out of which union government has sanctioned Hambal to Dedni road-6.18 kms stretch project under scheme R&B but the executing agency yet had failed to get the project completed.

'The road still is far from reality though people saw a silver lining in MNERGA that the issue will be resolved but the Dedni road started for the fourth time is still incomplete," said a local.

"Inhabitants of village Dedni comprising of more than 700 people are still deprived of various basic amenities despite the fact that village houses an ancient Durga Mandir which is also a unexplored picturesque tourist spot , a mini valley which still sans better road connectivity to attract tourists. According to sources, in 1994 MGNERGA Doda surveyed the Hambal road via Dedni and furnished the DPR (Detailed Project Report) but due to pathetic attitude of the department project failed to take new turn till date," stated another local.

Locals have appealed Governor and Chief Minister of state to intervene and redress the long pending demands.

Citizen Reporter: Vikas Manhas


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