Naxals continue to obstruct development work in Jharkhand

Ranchi (Jharkhand), June 11 (ANI): The Naxals in the 'red corridor' continue to obstruct development work carried on by the government.

In a yet another incident that has come to light, the Naxals have been hindering the road construction work on the Jharkhand-Chhattisgarh highway.

The 40-kilometer-long stretch between Mahuadand in Jharkhand and Kusmi in Chhattisgarh, that connects the two states, is in a pathetic condition.

However, a stronghold of naxals, they have been blocking the road construction work.

The villagers and tribal people living in the area continue to face problems due to the pitiable condition of the road.

"This road connects Mahuadand to Chhattisgarh via Champa. The villagers find it very difficult to commute between Mahuadand and Kusmi. Lack of public transport also adds to the chaos," Ranjit Lakda, a villager, said.

"The contractors are not taking up the project because they are scared," said Chhedu, another villager, said.

Meanwhile, police officials say that the road construction will commence soon.

"Naxals block the construction work because it is a crossing point for Naxals going from Latehar to Bihar, and from Saranda to Chhattisgarh. We have given a proposal to the authorities and the construction will soon start once the security checks are done," said Kranti Kumar, Superintendent of Police, Latehar.

To increase the 'red-corridor' in the region, the Naxals have been constantly hindering the various development processes taken up by the government.

The innocent tribals and villagers have become the victim of their apathy. (ANI)

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