Welcome to Meghalaya – Abode of Potholes & Bad Roads

After receiving the recent accolade of “Festival capital of Europe” – Meghalaya gets its first participatory festival of BAD ROADS. Under the Event Manager government of Dr. Mukul Sangma anything and everything is a game for festival – Cherry Blossom, Monolith, Potato, Oranges, Beer, Wine, Water, Slow Motion Water Falls, Slow Food, Fast Food, Indigenous Bad Food, Chilly Chicken, Tourist Photography, Marriage Video etc. etc.,  Meghalaya has had festivals celebrating anything which event managers can conjure. Inspired by the prevailing festive atmosphere Kong Agnes Kharshiing of CSWO initiated two week long (no budget) Bad Roads Festival of Meghalaya. To participate you simply have to send the photo of your favourite back breaking bad road or no road to akharshiingATyahoo.com or [email protected] What follows is just a sample of the various crowdsourced (tourist) roadsights around Meghalaya. So come and join the fun.

22/11/17, 4:16 PM – Angela Rangad:
22/11/17, 4:21 PM – Agnes K’shiing: 😤😤😤
22/11/17, 5:02 PM – ‪+91 REDACTED 59310‬: 👍
22/11/17, 5:22 PM – Agnes K’shiing:
22/11/17, 5:23 PM – Agnes K’shiing: 👆this four pictures from Hingaria, East Jaintia Hills District, Under Khliehriat C &RD Block.
22/11/17, 5:24 PM – Agnes K’shiing:
22/11/17, 5:25 PM – Agnes K’shiing: 👆these three pictures are from Sutnga, East Jaintia Hills District…
22/11/17, 5:26 PM – Agnes K’shiing: 👍👍
22/11/17, 5:27 PM – Agnes K’shiing:
22/11/17, 5:27 PM – Danny Upper Shillong: 👍
22/11/17, 5:28 PM – Agnes K’shiing:
22/11/17, 5:28 PM – Agnes K’shiing: Mawlongot Road East Khasi Hills District, Mawkynrew C&RD Block
22/11/17, 5:29 PM – ‪+91REDACTED 01046‬: my goodness…
22/11/17, 5:34 PM – Agnes K’shiing: All over the State politicians have neglected the interior roads leaving people on their own to repair roads etc..Roads are the economic backbone of any community but the people in Meghalaya have been left to fend for themselves while Politicians n Engineers and many IAS babus have been instead preparing the way for contesting in Elections. Pregnant women have died on way to Khliehriat CHC from Hingaria and this criminal conspiracy carries on to loot the people of the State.
22/11/17, 5:36 PM – ‪+91REDACTED 79878‬: Shai kitei ki thain bhoi ban iaid sha UCC, krang, mawmih ban mih sha sohiong ruh sniew bha..
22/11/17, 5:38 PM – ‪+91REDACTED 79878‬: Ban iaid na lynglyngkot ban mih sha Smit..ki thain laitkyrhong ruh sniew bha surok.. tang ha East khasi hills bun bah ki surok sniew sha kyndong..bun sa tang u maw nongrim uba la rim suda
22/11/17, 5:39 PM – Agnes K’shiing: Te leit shon dur
22/11/17, 5:46 PM – Agnes K’shiing: Common man having to clear roads and fill roads in Hingaria, East Jaintia Hills District and this is happening all over the State … Where is all the money / funding for roads?? Is this pocketed by those in Power???
22/11/17, 5:46 PM – ‪+91REDACTED 33125‬: But Congratulations to all my friends from other districts keep it up 🤙🏻
22/11/17, 5:47 PM – Agnes K’shiing: 👍👍Get well soon..Next the closed sub centres and Health centres…
22/11/17, 6:12 PM – Agnes K’shiing: Mithela…
22/11/17, 6:14 PM – Agnes K’shiing: This Bridge is in Hingaria Village and is not in good shape according to people from the village.. they call it “Wah Luri”
22/11/17, 6:14 PM – Agnes K’shiing:
22/11/17, 6:27 PM – Agnes K’shiing: Because of the bad roads the common man suffers a lot . When anyone is sick they are not able to take them to the nearest health care in time, fares too become too high for them to book, and takes hours for them to reach their destination and these Complaints coming from Sutnga, Hingaria, in East Jaintia Hills, Sankhat in West Jaintia Hills, RyngiBah in East Khasi Hills District, those Travelling along Shillong- Pynursla- Dawki Road, especially women Travelling along these roads, Mylliem area, West Garo Hills Dist, West Khasi Hills District, The Citizens say the reason our Representatives ignore these bad road construction, is because most of them stay in Shillong so they don’t care. There are no public buses plying along some of these worse roads and people depend on some of the villagers who have their own cars.
22/11/17, 8:14 PM – Agnes K’shiing: Dear Friends since this campaign on bad roads has started please let’s continue taking photos of bad roads for a week and post…what do you all say…should it be a week or two? Please provide your comments
22/11/17, 8:15 PM – ‪+91REDACTED 72926‬: Two weeks would be best
22/11/17, 8:15 PM – Agnes K’shiing: Great then…👌👍👍
22/11/17, 8:16 PM – ‪+91REDACTED 31747‬: Good though Kong, since less time would make hustle with incomplete documentary that is what i felt
22/11/17, 8:17 PM – Agnes K’shiing: 👌👍
22/11/17, 8:18 PM – ‪+91REDACTED 52842‬: I agree
22/11/17, 8:18 PM – ‪+91REDACTED 15726‬: 👍👍
22/11/17, 8:19 PM – ‪+91REDACTED 19170‬: Most probably two weeks will be better
22/11/17, 8:19 PM – Angela Rangad: Yep
22/11/17, 8:23 PM – ‪+91REDACTED 95300‬:
Way to Saipung East jaintia hills
22/11/17, 8:23 PM – ‪+91REDACTED 95300‬:
Way to Hartali village Amlareem Block West Jaintia Hills
22/11/17, 8:23 PM – ‪+91REDACTED 95300‬:
22/11/17, 8:24 PM – ‪+91REDACTED 47883‬ left
22/11/17, 8:24 PM – Agnes K’shiing: Then lets expose them more…👍👍
22/11/17, 8:26 PM – ‪+91REDACTED 33125‬: 🤙🏻
22/11/17, 8:28 PM – Agnes K’shiing: One person who has been taking photos today in Pynursla and Dawki just called me and informed me that her driver was warned by other cab drivers that she and he will get into trouble for taking photo of the road..She is not in WhatsApp though..but will be meeting me tomorrow and help her with WhatsApp…so she can be connected with us…
22/11/17, 8:28 PM – ‪+91REDACTED 33125‬: 🤙🏻
22/11/17, 8:28 PM – Agnes K’shiing: Amlarem
22/11/17, 8:28 PM – ‪+91REDACTED 95300‬:
Madur Village Thadlaskien west Jaintia hills
22/11/17, 8:28 PM – ‪+91REDACTED 95300‬:
22/11/17, 8:29 PM – Agnes K’shiing: Great work Sheema..Thanks for joining in…
22/11/17, 8:29 PM – ‪+91REDACTED 95300‬: Yes Amlarem. Sorry for spelling mistake
22/11/17, 8:30 PM – Agnes K’shiing: No Problem …👍
22/11/17, 8:30 PM – Angela Rangad: Go Kong agnes go
22/11/17, 8:31 PM – ‪+91REDACTED 95300‬:
Road in Niriang Village Thadlaskien Block
22/11/17, 8:32 PM – ‪+91REDACTED 19170‬: awesome work….
22/11/17, 8:33 PM – Agnes K’shiing: Travelling to these areas without resources is a problem for us. .you are doing great work in addition to your other work…but just imagine, how the MP, MLAs, MDC, DCs, IAS, BDOs, Police, Engineers etc do not notice all this…
22/11/17, 8:34 PM – Agnes K’shiing: Are they all blind?? Don’t they bring this up in their meetings??
22/11/17, 8:34 PM – ‪+91REDACTED 19170‬: they are paid and suppress politically
22/11/17, 8:34 PM – ‪+91REDACTED 95300‬: I believe that this initiative will open the eyes of everyone
22/11/17, 8:35 PM – ‪+91REDACTED 19170‬: hope so
22/11/17, 8:35 PM – Agnes K’shiing: Let’s hope so… especially the people
22/11/17, 8:37 PM – ‪+91REDACTED 95300‬:
Rimrangpara Road, Dalu Block west garo hills
22/11/17, 8:37 PM – ‪+91REDACTED 95300‬:
22/11/17, 8:37 PM – ‪+91REDACTED 16291‬: 👍
22/11/17, 8:38 PM – Agnes K’shiing: And look how they face lift Laitkor
22/11/17, 8:38 PM – Agnes K’shiing:
22/11/17, 8:38 PM – ‪+91REDACTED 19170‬: let’s lodge fir against that guy
22/11/17, 8:38 PM – Agnes K’shiing:
22/11/17, 8:39 PM – ‪+91REDACTED 95300‬:
Road in Mrigre Rongram Block west garo hills
22/11/17, 8:39 PM – ‪+91REDACTED 19170‬: 😭😭😭
22/11/17, 8:39 PM – Agnes K’shiing: And look how they face lift Laitkor
22/11/17, 8:41 PM – ‪+91REDACTED 95300‬:
Road in Pabomari Selsella Block west garo hills
22/11/17, 8:41 PM – ‪+91REDACTED 95300‬:
22/11/17, 8:42 PM – ‪+91REDACTED 32207‬: I appreciated though I could not take initiative on this campaign. Keep it up. My support is always with for good works, good steps.
22/11/17, 8:44 PM – ‪+91REDACTED 95300‬:
Kyrdum Mawshynrut block west khasi hills
22/11/17, 8:48 PM – Angela Rangad: I think details indicating for how long or since when these roads have been in this condition will be useful. Also any signboards indicating road details/ construction details
22/11/17, 8:51 PM – ‪+91REDACTED 95300‬: I
Mawpon Mawthadraishan block west khasi hills
22/11/17, 8:51 PM – ‪+91REDACTED 95300‬:
Pungphriet Nongstoin block
22/11/17, 8:54 PM – ‪+91REDACTED 95300‬:
22/11/17, 9:01 PM – ‪+91REDACTED 95300‬: Thank you for adding me ma’am. I always wanted that this issue should be taken up. Everyone has a right to good road whether rural or urban residents
22/11/17, 9:15 PM – Danny Upper Shillong: 2 week kan biang palat, ita iba byrngem aiti noh sha nga
22/11/17, 9:17 PM – Agnes K’shiing: Ha ha ha… Cool cool
22/11/17, 9:18 PM – Danny Upper Shillong: Cool ia kito ki bympong te phi kong.
22/11/17, 9:54 PM – ‪+91REDACTED 76880‬: Yes yes because even me too I didn’t get a chance to take foto since I was busy but will do it in d upcoming days
22/11/17, 9:55 PM – Agnes K’shiing: Great..
22/11/17, 9:56 PM – Agnes K’shiing: 🤗🤗
22/11/17, 9:59 PM – ‪+91REDACTED 76880‬: But wen I will click you will b shocked becos its a road wer President of India former prime minister had passed through that way
22/11/17, 10:00 PM – ‪+91REDACTED 76880‬: We use to call it disco dancer road wer we asked to dance forcefully becos of the bad road
22/11/17, 10:00 PM – ‪+91REDACTED 77347‬: Xory nga khlem don shnong mynne ….iaki dur ki ba iadei ha shnong ngi ngan sa phah lashy…….kane ka programme nga i ka la la long kaba jop……
22/11/17, 10:12 PM – ‪+91REDACTED 56824‬:
Sibari to Chokpot road Timber Bridge under construction.
22/11/17, 10:12 PM – ‪+91REDACTED 56824‬:
22/11/17, 10:13 PM – ‪+91 87941 56824‬:

22/11/17, 10:16 PM – ‪+91REDACTED 33125‬: 🤙🏻 thank you jong
22/11/17, 10:26 PM – Agnes K’shiing: Is bridge for vehicles also or footbridge?
22/11/17, 10:29 PM – ‪+91REDACTED 56824‬: Yes for the Vehicles
22/11/17, 10:31 PM – ‪+91REDACTED 76880‬: It’s high time we should think properly that to whom should we cast our vote in d next election after seeing so many worst condition of roads n foothpath after all we should know how to choose our representative… Cos we really don’t need a leader who promise to build a bridge when there is no river
22/11/17, 10:33 PM – Agnes K’shiing: Winter everywhere now dry…but am sure this is a river..we have to seek info on all projects on bridges …
22/11/17, 10:34 PM – ‪+91REDACTED 56824‬: Its a subway footbridge
22/11/17, 10:35 PM – ‪+91REDACTED 76880‬: Yes Kong we will do it together

24/11/17, 11:45 AM – ‪+91REDACTED 33125‬: Koela kulijoko niaibojok obosta de kerosene ongbatgnok
24/11/17, 11:46 AM – ‪+91REDACTED 79991‬: Him Garo hills ni rama jalang namgijako photo kae watdame rode phone memoryan chakjanuaha😅😅😅😢😢🤣🤣🤣😂
24/11/17, 11:47 AM – ‪+91REDACTED 56824‬: storage fulljok indinan angade😂😂
24/11/17, 11:48 AM – ‪+91REDACTED 33125‬: Indiba watatbo jedakeba
24/11/17, 11:50 AM – ‪+91REDACTED 79991‬: Garo Hills gimik ni ko nangjare south garo hills mangmang nikon chakjanua photo kae watetnaba ongkata dongjaongare 😜
24/11/17, 1:32 PM – ‪+91REDACTED 33125‬:
24/11/17, 1:32 PM – ‪+91REDACTED 33125‬: Mel’lim Okapara bridge
24/11/17, 11:36 PM – ‪+91REDACTED 21681‬: Good job
25/11/17, 9:50 AM – Agnes K’shiing: District?
25/11/17, 9:52 AM – ‪+91REDACTED 23080‬: south west Garo hills half under gambegre constituency half under Rangsakona const.

25/11/17, 10:07 AM – Angela Rangad:25/11/17, 10:39 AM – Agnes K’shiing: https://www.telegraphindia.com/states/north-east/campaign-against-bad-roads-begins-188119
25/11/17, 10:50 AM – Agnes K’shiing:
25/11/17, 12:08 PM – Agnes K’shiing: 😳😳
25/11/17, 12:25 PM – Agnes K’shiing: Sometimes I can’t help wonder what are these Block Development Officials Doing ???
25/11/17, 12:26 PM – Agnes K’shiing: Was informed some Engineer will visit Huroi Village in East Jaintia hills District.. please Hingaria Group ask his designation and name and his office address
25/11/17, 1:50 PM – Agnes K’shiing: Muktapur Road, Sankhat to Jaliakhola West Jaintia Hills District.
25/11/17, 1:54 PM – Press Rupang: 👆👆I have been travelling via this road a few weeks back…the people in the villages besides being plundered by the Bangladeshis, they were being denied of the developments also….
25/11/17, 2:24 PM – Agnes K’shiing: Block, District, Constituency?
25/11/17, 2:26 PM – Agnes K’shiing: Where is this please?
25/11/17, 2:27 PM – Agnes K’shiing: This too which District, block and Constituency?
25/11/17, 4:24 PM – ‪+91REDACTED 19373‬: Angni wagamba scam ongengade wajong dongeming
26/11/17, 12:59 AM – ‪+91REDACTED 21681‬: This road falls under rajabala constituency selsella block
26/11/17, 1:01 AM – ‪+91REDACTED 21681‬: It is in phulbari constituency under speaker Abu taher mondal

26/11/17, 7:06 PM – ‪+91REDACTED 33125‬: West Garo Hills District
26/11/17, 7:13 PM – ‪+91REDACTED 72926‬: Yes
26/11/17, 10:18 PM – ‪+91REDACTED19170‬: anybody’s knows the registration process of NGO….
26/11/17, 10:18 PM – ‪+91REDACTED 19170‬: what have to do after police verification
26/11/17, 10:24 PM – Agnes K’shiing: You have to go to DC office where sub registrar of society is or Joint registrar of Societies … You have to meet them… These offices never protected us though … I would say except for one official dealing in Societies registration all seems to obey the bosses and have to say black is white… 😪😪
27/11/17, 9:51 AM – ‪+91REDACTED 79991‬: 👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾
27/11/17, 4:19 PM – ‪+91REDACTED 31747‬:
27/11/17, 4:20 PM – ‪+91REDACTED 31747‬: NLCPR undertaken project
27/11/17, 4:22 PM – ‪+91REDACTED 31747‬:
Bajengdoba to Resubelpara Road, under Resubelpara constituency. North Garo Hills.
27/11/17, 4:22 PM – ‪+91REDACTED 31747‬:
Waram songma, PMGSY road under Rongram Block, Dadenggre constituency
27/11/17, 5:51 PM – ‪+91 97747 18724‬:
27/11/17, 5:54 PM – ‪+91REDACTED 18724‬: Rainy season
27/11/17, 5:54 PM – ‪+91REDACTED 18724‬: A little dry season
27/11/17, 7:58 PM – Agnes K’shiing: The PWD has failed in their duty and worse is Representatives who ignore condition of these roads
27/11/17, 8:00 PM – ‪+91REDACTED 72926‬: Let’s take this up Kong. It’s the most exciting thing
27/11/17, 8:09 PM – Agnes K’shiing:
27/11/17, 8:09 PM – Agnes K’shiing: 👆👆👆Pot hole repairs in the city of Shillong …the heated material is carried in this van… Is this not a risk for petrol to get the heat n explode??

28/11/17, 2:00 PM – ‪+91REDACTED 63573‬: NH 62 Karukol Bridge and Siju Road
28/11/17, 2:07 PM – ‪+91REDACTED 63573‬:
28/11/17, 2:10 PM – Agnes K’shiing: Is bridge in use?
28/11/17, 2:17 PM – ‪+91REDACTED 63573‬: It’s the only bridge on that Highway
28/11/17, 2:18 PM – ‪+91REDACTED 33125‬: 😱😱
28/11/17, 2:21 PM – Agnes K’shiing: Ok…sad indeed and these PWD govt servants deserve jail…why at all do we pay them…
28/11/17, 2:22 PM – ‪+91REDACTED 63573‬: It’s been like this since October
28/11/17, 5:08 PM – ‪+91REDACTED 23080‬: People risked through this wooden bridge as this was the only means to ferry essential commodtities and suddenly during the month of october rain it collapsed. I have the RTI copy of this route
28/11/17, 5:33 PM – Agnes K’shiing: Please can you share
28/11/17, 5:49 PM – ‪+91REDACTED 23080‬: sure
28/11/17, 5:50 PM – ‪+91REDACTED 19373‬: I
28/11/17, 6:01 PM – ‪+91REDACTED 23080‬: A community hall mounting to Rs 60,000/- ? ?
28/11/17, 6:02 PM – ‪+91REDACTED 19373‬: Hoe awang
28/11/17, 6:03 PM – ‪+91REDACTED 23080‬: or amounting to 60,000,00/- ? sixty thousanma sixty lakhs Greneth ?
28/11/17, 6:04 PM – ‪+91REDACTED 19373‬: Six lakh
28/11/17, 6:05 PM – ‪+91REDACTED 56824‬: Sixty lakh ni😉 blongjok
28/11/17, 6:06 PM – ‪+91REDACTED 23080‬: OMG such a waste… the built doesn’t even accomodate for a kitchen !!
28/11/17, 6:06 PM – ‪+91REDACTED 19373‬: Iade rimeming namengkua 2L nide apsan songo dongja
28/11/17, 6:15 PM – Agnes K’shiing: Exact amount please
28/11/17, 7:39 PM – ‪+91REDACTED 18724‬: Rs. 90,000 nangaigende iakode

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