Siliguri, 12th July (Bappa Ghosh)
The local residents of Narayan Pally region under Atharakhai Gram Panchayat in Matigara block constructed an iron bridge themselves. The action was taken by the residents of the area after receiving no help from the administration.
The local residents had constructed a bridge made of bamboo to cross the river, but the bridge collapsed due to heavy rainfall. Various departments of the Matigara B.D.O. were informed about the incident but the administration paid no heed.
Since, no other option was available; the local residents contributed a decent amount of money and constructed an iron bridge themselves.