A section of the Jowai bypass is in such bad shape that it generates traffic jams basically every day, giving commuters inconvenience as well as hindering smooth vehicular movement.
The 7.997-kilometer Jowai bypass, which features a 70-meter bridge, was built by Dhar Construction Company in 2016-17 for more than Rs 40 crore under the Special Accelerated Road Development Programme in North East (SARDP-NE).
Due to recent severe rains, the road has deteriorated for vehicles to travel on, with potholes filled with water and drivers finding it difficult to avoid them.
Jowai Bypass important route for traveling
The Jowai bypass, which runs from Thadlaskein to Soo-mer, is a vital route for people traveling from East Jaintia to the East Khasi Hills.
However, because it connects to the NH – 6, it is also the busiest road.
Balen Thrubru, President of the Meghalaya Trucks Owners and Suppliers Association (MTOSA), has urged the PWD to restore the road as soon as possible to relieve traffic congestion and reduce road accidents.
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