Frequent accidents occur due to the poor road quality of National Highway 34(NH34) connecting Kolkata to North Bengal. The stretch between Krishnagar and Murshidabad is particularly bad which keeps commuters and those living alongside the road in a perpetual state of fear. Community has often expressed their concerns to the Project Director of National Highway Authority of India(NHAI) who promises to get the dangerous road fixed soon but nothing has been done in months.
In this video, the community and their correspondent, Dibyajyoti, talk about the problems they have to face daily and call on viewers to help them get the road fixed. We can call or message the Project Director of NHAI – Ajit Kumar Singh, on +91-9434208662 – asking him to get the road fixed immediately.
Dibyajyoti Karmakar reports from Nakashipara, Nadia, West Bengal for IndiaUnheard.
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