The foundation stone of 10km Sumdha Chenmo road at Rongdo (Sumdha Chun) worth ₹7.88 crore under Central Road Fund was laid by Gyal P Wangyal CEC on August 3.The construction of the road will be completed within three years.
Gyal P Wangyal said that opening of this road will provide a new developmental opportunity to the people besides improving their day to day life.
He said that the people of this village have gone through severe problems owing to non-availability of road during the past 70 years of independence. The present Hill Council left no stone unturned to complete the road within the time frame. Also, he informed that soon electricity would also reach Sumdha Chenmo.
Gyal P Wangyal credited former Member Parliament, Thupstan Chhewang for bringing CRF schemes in Ladakh for the first time.
He said that many of the road projects have so far executed in Leh district under CRF benefitting large population. He further highlighted Thupstan Chhewang, MLC Chering Dorjey and Councilor area Sonam Norbu for all the efforts in achieving this road under CRF and clarified that it is the responsibility of 5th Council to ensure steady funding flow to complete the road under stipulated time.
Gyal sought cooperation from the people and urged upon the Superintending Engineers PWD to keep a close monitoring on the execution.
Sonam Norbu, Councillor recalled that this remote village has been over the last 70 years remained grossly neglected with their fundamental rights. He said that it is the 5th Hil;l Council who understood the pain and problems of the people of Sumdha Chenmo and bestowed this road for them.
He also underlined the unparallel contribution of senior BJP leaders in granting road for Sumdha Chenmo and expressed hope that under the leadership of present CEC, Gyal P Wangyal, this road would complete within the time frame with a regular flow of funding.
Later, CEC also visited Sumdha Chun and addressed the grievances of the people.