Dimapur, July 15 (EMN): Three student unions representing those areas affected by the collapse of the iron bridge over Chathe river at 4th mile area, have demanded the state roads and bridges department to build a suspension bridge within 15 days.
A joint press release from Niuland Area Students’ Union, Kuhuboto Ghakhu Students’ Union and Ato Area Students’ Union on Saturday informed that this decision was taken during a meeting held on Friday last at Kuhuboto Ghakhu public organisation hall, Kuhuboto town. “The collapse of the said bridge has drastically effected (sic) the lives of the people living beyond the area. The future of thousands of students is at stake as their only route has been cut off completely. Prices of essential commodities and transportation has (sic) skyrocketed overnight. It also pose (sic) threat for emergency patients who need emergency medical attention.
“The alternative road i.e. Showuba via Seithekima is time consuming with deplorable ‘pathetic’ road condition. Citing the above grievances faced by the public, the union bodies have strongly demanded the R&B department to construct a temporary suspension bridge which will serve a great purpose especially to students’ fraternity and patients seeking medical attention till the new RCC bridge is completed”.