Fed up with governments apathy the residents of Aleeka and Panihari villages in Haryanas Sirsa district have built their own The villagers have been waiting for a bridge for almost four The bridge they have successfully built will now cut short their journey to Sirsa town by over 30 villagers had to travel 40 kilometers every day to sell their farm Governments came and They all promised but no help We met ministers parliamentarians chief ministers leaders from the Congress BJP and INLD but all we got were assurances Major Singh secretary of bridge construction committee told the The 214feet long 16feet wide steel and concrete bridge over river Ghaggar has become a lifeline for over lakh people mostly They collected funds of about one crore from among themselves making it Indias first crowdfunded bridge of such have no place for politicians or bureaucrats in our list of invitees for the bridges inauguration Hardev Singh of Panihari village told the Economic For us a labourer who contributed Rs 500 and a widow who contributed her pension of Rs 1000 are more important than those who fooled us for more than three The villagers have decided to allow no VIP or politician to ever use the It will remain of the people by the people and for the

Fed up with government’s apathy, the residents of Aleeka and Panihari villages in Haryana’s Sirsa district have built their own bridge. The villagers have been waiting for a bridge for almost four decades. The bridge they have successfully built will now cut short their journey to Sirsa town by over 30 kilometers.

The villagers had to travel 40 kilometers every day to sell their farm produce. “Governments came and went. They all promised, but no help came. We met ministers, parliamentarians, chief ministers, leaders from the Congress, BJP and INLD, but all we got were assurances,” Major Singh, secretary of bridge construction committee, told the NDTV. The 214-feet long, 16-feet wide steel and concrete bridge over river Ghaggar has become a lifeline for over 1.25 lakh people, mostly farmers. They collected funds of about one crore from among themselves, making it India’s first crowdfunded bridge of such scale.

“We have no place for politicians or bureaucrats in our list of invitees for the bridge’s inauguration,” Hardev Singh of Panihari village told the Economic Times. “For us, a labourer who contributed Rs 500 and a widow who contributed her pension of Rs 1,000 are more important than those who fooled us for more than three decades.” The villagers have decided to allow no VIP or politician to ever use the bridge. It will remain of the people, by the people and for the people.

2015-12-19 22:06:48 by Sasi

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