Residents and students from over a dozen villages of the Talla Johar area of Munsiyari sub-division in the district are compelled to cross mud-filled road with the risk of shooting stones from above for the three months of monsoon every year. The proposed bridge on the Hararia nullah on Thal-Munsiyari road is long awaited.
The villagers have demanded immediate construction of a bridge at Hararia nullah as it would not only give relief to the local villagers but also to tourists and businessmen coming to the Munsiyari town.
Villagers said the hill portion of the road, which is sliding for the last decade, has not yet been repaired or bridged. “Our children studying in schools of Nachni and Thal town are crossing the swamp of mud every day and taking a risk to their lives,” a villager from the Tall Johar region said.
“We hoped that our children will get relief from this problem after Harish Rawat became our MLA, but despite all the efforts, we have not had the bridge till date,” he added.
Sources said not only the locals, the tourists and other routine passengers going to Munsiyari are also struck, for days sometimes, when the nullah overflows after even light rain. “Even these days, when the rain results in mud sliding, children studying in Nachni schools have to take the risk of crossing the nullah amid stones shooting from 500 meters above the hill,” a local resident said.