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Villagers in Sirsa, Haryana build a road bridge without government help

haryana sirsa bridge
haryana sirsa bridge

Thousands of residents of 9 villages in Sirsa district, Haryana have demonstrated how teamwork and a united approach can come to the rescue even when the government turns a blind eye.

A road through a mountain which would cut the distance from Aleeka and Panihari villages to Sirsa by 30 kms was the need of the hour. This Haryana Sirsa bridge would serve as a lifeline for 1.25 lakh villagers in the area who would get the access to the outside world. Their demands to the local government fell on deaf ears as red tapeism and other delays fell in the path of speedy construction.

haryana sirsa bridge

Haryana Sirsa Bridge

Local Haryana villagers of 9 villages from Sirsa district came forward and collected an amount of INR 1 crore. They, with the help of an engineer from Hanumangarh went ahead with the construction of a 250 foot long, 14 foot wide bridge spanning villages of Aleeka and Panihari and connecting them to Sirsa.

Work on this bridge commenced in April last year and is close to completion. A 25 member committee is overseeing this construction and a local holy man, Mahant Brahm Dass, has been called upon to declare the bridge open. Not surprising is that the villagers have decided to ignore every politician and bureaucrat in the region, leaving them out of the inaugural ceremony.

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While a poor labourer contributed INR 500 and a widow parted with INR 1,000 out of her pension to the building of this bridge, it was only Sirsa MP Charanjit Singh Rori and former minister Gopal Kanda who offered INR 1 lakh and INR 5.51 lakhs each out of their personal funds towards the building of this bridge.

Charanjeet Singh Rori

Charanjeet Singh Rori – One of the two ministers who helped monetarily.

No other minister came forward to help build the bridge; and hence none of them are going to be invited for the inauguration ceremony of this Haryana Sirsa bridge.

via TimesofIndia.com


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Pearl Daniels

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Former freelance writer, Pearl Daniels is in the auto industry since 2011, having established herself as a widely read staff writer since 2013. Her keen eye for industry news, daily need to break down latest events, and quest to not miss a single launch detail, gives you the most refreshing morning news on weekdays.

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  • these people if they r payin tax should stop payin tax…