India News | A road in Abujmarh in Chhattisgarh, closed due to Naxalite activities, is preparing to regain its lost charm


Bastar (Chhattisgarh) [India]Aug 29 (ANI): The Barsur Marg linking Narayanpur to Dantewada, passing through the dense forests of Abujmarh which was closed due to Naxalite activities, is once again ready to bear witness to its ancient charm with restoration works.

In the 90s, the road used to be a highway and there were tamarind mandis and other produced forests along the road. Gradually due to Naxalism, this road was completely closed. Villagers living in this area had lost contact with the district headquarters and other places, and had to walk many miles.

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In addition, the villagers did not enjoy the benefits of government-run welfare schemes. The children had no access to education.

But now, with the help of security forces, the administration is restoring the road. There are only 4.5 kilometers of work left on this road, including small bridge culverts.

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According to the police, a dozen members of the security forces sacrificed their lives to ensure the construction of the road in the face of Naxalite threats.

Sadanand Kumar, Superintendent of Police, Narayanpur said, “This road from Abujmarh is a very important road and it connects Dantewada, Sukma, Bijapur through Abujmarh. After the road was closed, our tribal brothers and other villagers in Abujmarh were unable to benefit from health and education. The area has turned into a Naxalite haunt.

Kumar said construction of the 85 km road started in 2015 and only a 4.5 km stretch remains between Kadamota and Bodri. He hopes that by the end of November, the whole road will be completed.

“The biggest challenge to build this road is that of Naxals. If people have access to connectivity, it causes more problems for the Naxalites. Last year many soldiers gave their lives in the call of duty. during which 23 jawans were injured. This year, one of our deputy commanders was killed near Kademet. A civilian was also killed. said the official.

Kumar said that once the road becomes functional, it will not only help the administration but also shorten the journey from Malkangiri, Sukma, Dantewada and Bijapur to Durg, Raipur, Rajnandgaon or Maharashtra which will enable people to save time and money.

He added that due to the construction of roads and the deployment of forces, the presence of the Naxalites has diminished considerably. (ANI)

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