USIYF begins “Rasta Roko” movement on Itanagar-Jote road



United Sangdupota Intellectual Youth Forum (USIYF) today began with its first phase of democratic movement with ‘Rasta Roko’ on Itanagar-Jote road.

The democratic movement which began with rasta roko on Itanagar-Jote road against plying of heavy loaded vehicle causing which the condition of the road become from bad to worse.

USIYF Chairman Teli Tadap Camdir said that we have been suffering lots of problems due to pathetic condition of the Itanagar-Jote road which is the only life line of the area. Many important installation and new infrastructure is being established like NIT, entrepreneur development institute, Government Law College, Film and Television Institute, Government Women College, Circle headquarter and many more including thousands of people who totally depend on the said road and due to pathetic condition of the road the activities of the people living in the area have been totally disturbed.

Tadap said that we have been pursuing the matter with PWD Doimukh Division for years together for smooth road to the area. Even after the tender process have been done and for more than months together the division is yet to award the work to any executing firm so as to start the work. Due to pathetic condition of the road the NIT is yet to start classes in its permanent campus at Jote and recent unrest of the NIT students have been experienced. He quoted.

He said that we have served several memorandum to the authority which include PWD department, district administration, DCM and even submitted memorandum to CM and governor twice but the condition of the road is as is was and life of the people of the area have become miserable.

General Secretary Tam Laniang while said that after lots of persuasion there have no option left to us but to go for democratic movement and we are not doing anything against the administration and authority but obeying and helping the administration.

We are maintaining the order issued by Deputy Commissioner Papum Pare district No-PP/JUD-0880/2016/1076 Dated August 16 2016 ‘Executive Order’prohibiting plying of heavy vehicle on Itanagar-Jote road from today and we shall continue our movement until the road is repaired and made worthy for movement of public and vehicle.



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