A noteworthy event happened in Barpeta on Thursday ahead of the Republic Day celebrations when many regional organisations, under the leadership of AASU (All Assam Students’ Union), organised a 26-hour hunger strike.
Local leaders in Barpeta supported the hunger strike, escalating the collective appeal for better rail and national highway access in the community. This group effort demonstrated the community’s urgent need for improved transport infrastructure in addition to making a strong message.
This action revolves around the ongoing problem of Barpeta’s lack of national highway and train connectivity. Local authorities and residents claim that this deficit has a negative impact on the financial and economic well-being of the town’s residents in addition to impeding the town’s advancement.
The group’s appeal highlights how vital it is to upgrade Barpeta’s transit system in order to promote growth, increase accessibility, and improve the region’s general socioeconomic situation.
The Barpeta community’s hunger strike, which started at 7 in the morning today, is a potent representation of its resiliency and persistent commitment to achieving important infrastructure upgrades. This symbolic act represents the town’s collective optimism for positive change and is scheduled to culminate at 9 a.m. on January 26th, coinciding with Republic Day celebrations.
Barpeta wants to raise awareness of the long-standing problem and persuade decision-makers to deliver the much-needed connectivity to the town by means of this demonstration.