Road construction in Naxal-hit districts to smooth Left-wing extremism
Kondasawli (Chhattisgarh), Feb 12 (ANI): Reflecting as a critical symbol in the battle for territory between the government and Maoists, the road construction in Kondasawli, the Jungle border area of Chhattisgarh's Sukma and Dantewada, will prove to be a last nail in the coffin of Naxalism. The border, which touches Sukma and Dantewada, is seen as the worst Naxal affected area in the state. Kondasawli falls around three km behind Sukma's Jagargonda area which was considered the world's second biggest tamarind market 15 years ago. With the construction of this road, more than 24 villages and 15,000 people will receive the benefit. It is said, that after the infamous Salwa Judum campaign in 2006 the road was closed. That time the area was dominated by the Naxals who destroyed the roads and blocked any sort of passage. The Chhattisgarh police, District Reserve Guard (DRG) and Special Task Force (STF) are monitoring this project of road construction. The area is covered with dense forests which is considered isolated and as the most terrorised area in Chhattisgarh. The road will cover a distance of 30 km from Aranpur to Jagargonda, from Bijapur's Basaguda to Jagargonda in 49 km and from Sukma's Dornapal to Jagargonda in 58 km.