Tired of govt apathy, Odisha villagers complete pending road on Ranchi-Vijayawada corridor

Malkangiri: The villagers of several panchayats in Malkangiri district have set an example by completing pending works of an approach road in Motu region which connects with a bridge constructed by Andhra Pradesh.

The villagers were forced to take up the work on their own as no step was allegedly taken by the government officials to complete the approach road (332 meters) under the Ranchi-Vijayawada project.

Due to non-completion of the pending work, the villagers were facing lot of difficulties as they had to cover a distance of 100 kms to travel to Andhra Pradesh.

The villagers alleged that despite repeated complaints, the officials did not take necessary measures to complete the work which was pending since past several months.

Tired of government apathy and false assurances, the villagers then decided to fill up a pit and later laid the road on their own. Now light motor vehicles are freely using the approach road, sources said.