Largescale erosion has caused major cracks on the Katigorah-Harinagar road at Haritikar village, along Indo- Bangladesh international in south Assam’s Cachar district.
Around 5000 villagers, mostly farmers residing in the Hartitkar village area are afraid due to the erosion and cracks which posing a risk to their life and property.
The cracks gradually widened resulting in crippled connectivity, The condition of the road was dangerous and a substitute road had been arranged for small vehicles to ply.
Sources said the huge cracks on the road, running along the Barak river, have crippled connectivity. Around one dozen shops were damaged and a total loss would be around Rs 18-20 lakh till now after around 50m of the road caved in suddenly.
However the district officials inspected the spot. A team of Congress workers also visited the spot. Police officials were deployed in the area at night to avoid accidents.
Locals have demanded proper repair of the road before monsoon and measures to prevent erosion. Shopowners are vacating their shops located along the road out of fear, the sources said.
The departments concerned, including the public works department, water resources department and the district disaster management authority, have been directed to take necessary steps. Measures are also being taken to relocate/rehabilitate people from the area.