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One of the traffic woes in city!

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  8 July 2017 12:00 AM GMT

Joyagar-Six Mile road

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, July 7: People using the road that connects Joyagar and Six Mile in Guwahati face a harrowing time, as often as not. Thanks to the condition of the road and heavy trucks that keep plying over it in odd hours.

The road is dappled with craters. Craters on this road reappear from time to time, as though they rise from the ashes. Craters in front of the NRL petrol pump and at the U-turn before reaching Jayagar Chariali appear after around every 4-5 months. Heavy deluge further worsens their condition by filling them with water. During the rainy season vehicles coming from the bye-lane connecting the road get stuck, rendering the road to be a one-way entity.

“PWD workers mend the craters with concrete material only to lay them bare by showers. When The Prime Minister visited the city the road was repaired,” said the owner of a pan shop.

Plying of ten-wheeled trucks in odd hours further worsens the situation. Over 100 trucks from the Beltola Chariali via Jaya gar move towards BG Yard at Noonmati before 9 pm. Most of the vehicles remain stranded for long hours, waiting for the trucks to move away.

“Some 10-15 trucks take this road even in the day also, leading to huge traffic jams. It is almost a routine to wait in traffic srls for long hours,” an office-goer said. The heavy truck drivers take the advantage of malfunctioning of traffic sigl system at Jaya gar Chariali. The yellow light keeps glowing for long hours. The trucks breach sigl leading to traffic jams on their way to Six Mile. “It’s difficult to use this road after the sun sinks. The trucks cause a huge traffic jams. This road is accident-prone,” a local said.

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