Residents of Budhaul village in Bihar’s Gaya district are constructing a bridge with the help of donations collected by the local people. According to a local, the construction of this bridge has been incomplete for the last 30 years.
The construction work of the bridge has been stuck for the last thirty years.
According to the locals, the state government did not take any major step for the construction of the bridge. During monsoon, the locals had to walk more than 6 kilometers to cross the bridge. After so many failed efforts of appealing the government, the villagers have finally decided to construct the leftover work by themselves.
“The people had urged the state government to construct the bridge but they did not get any response from them”, Chitranjan Kumar, a local social worker told the media reporters.
“Recently, locals had a panchayat meeting and decided to complete the bridge. The villagers contributed for the material and some of them are helping as labourers,” he further added.
Bihar has many such stories of bravery and perseverance. Recently, a man named Laungi Bhuiyan dug a five-kilometer long canal to alleviate the poverty of the people of Kothilwa village located on the border of Imamganj and Bankebazar block, Gaya. In 20 years, he excavated a five-kilometer-long, four-feet-wide and three feet deep canal.
Dasrath Manjhi, popularly known as the Mountain Man, redefined the contours of unadulterated love by breaking down the mighty mountain of Gehlaur village of Gaya district, Bihar, and paving a path out of it. It took him 22 years of hard work.