RAIPUR: In a novel protest towards poor situation of roads in Korba district and its neighbouring areas in Chhattisgarh, members of the Aam Aadmi Get together took to streets and carried out a ‘musical demonstration’ questioning individuals upon their alternative of elected representatives “who did not care to construct roads”.
They’ve launched a marketing campaign and such demonstrations are happening at completely different areas in Korba for previous three days.
The sight at Ghantaghar roundabout on Monday was fairly capturing and the movies of which was broadly circulated on social media.
A bunch of AAP employees holding microphones on the aspect of highway had been singing jingles of “aise hello highway paoge” that questioned not solely the administration ignoring the dire want of restore of the roads however in addition they raised questions on the peoples’ alternative of elected representatives.
Vishal Kelkar, state spokesperson of AAP stated that apart from protest, it was additionally an try to create consciousness amongst individuals and to be their voice, as a result of individuals hesitate to lift voice and proceed struggling.
“For previous 5 years, we now have been struggling so much in commuting from one place to a different and complete of Korba district has transformed into an island. If we need to journey from Korba to Raigarh, Bilaspur or Raipur for remedy or catching a flight, it’s a problem and we have to mentally put together ourselves for the difficulty. The stretches are filled with potholes and there is no highway. In wet season, they’re full in mud and it isn’t solely a bumpy experience however has additionally been explanation for deadly accidents. Few roads have potholes which are knee deep,” Kelkar stated.
The elected representatives have taken public as a right, he stated including that folks from different districts are calling us to launch related protests at their areas.
There have been situations when bus operators have denied driving on 40 kilometers stretch of Champa to Korba that normally takes 40 minutes travelling time however as a consequence of poor highway situations, it will take two hours for them to achieve. The protestors stated that solely patch work is being finished on few roads and other people had been going through lot of issues.
When contacted, involved officers handed the buck from Public Works Division to the municipal company, the Centre and to non-public industries.
The venture of development of roads was lengthy pending and there was lack of funds.
The protestors nonetheless, are getting assist from individuals and so they have vowed to proceed the demonstrations at completely different areas.

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