Official apathy forces villagers to take up road repair work

Posted on Aug 9th, 2011 and filed under Special Report.

MOODBIDRI : Villagers of Padumarnadu in Moodbidri who were fed up with the apathy of the

local gram panchayat in repairing the Alangar ?Kana road, recently repaired the road on their

own and thereby proved that determination and will power can help accomplish any task without

waiting for government aid. The road was in such a bad shape and dotted with innumerous

potholes that driving on this road was a challenging task by itself. Motorists dreaded to use this

road as the tyres of the vehicles often got stuck in the potholes, creating more problems.

Though the Panchayat had recently taken up the repair work following repeated appeal, it proved

to be a mere eyewash, forcing the villagers to complain to the gram panchayat and the local

legislator. However, when everything proved futile, they decided to take up the works on their

own and eventually repaired the road.

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