Shillong: The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has objected to a weighbridge which is being constructed at Narang.
In a letter to the Deputy Commissioner of Ri-Bhoi district, the NHAI said that the weighbridge is very near to the NHAI Toll Plaza at Pahammawlein. The NHAI said that this clearly violates Ministry of Road Transport and Highway (MoRTH) guidelines. “The guidelines clearly states that a weighbridge (which comes under other property) should not be installed with 1000 meters of check barrier or Toll Plaza,” the NHAI.
Therefore the highway authority has asked the Ri-Bhoi district administration not to grant permission for the weighbridge. Meanwhile, the NHAI has also observed that traffic cones is placed on the main highway which poses threat to road users and is blocking the seamless flow of traffic on the National Highway.
The NHAI also said that the traffic barrier and temporary sheds placed along the Highway reduces the width of the Highway which is blocking the purpose of NHs and is also posing danger as it is placed on the curve of the Highway thus is violating sub-sections (a), (b), (c) of section 5 of weighbridge rules 2009 and 2015 of Law (A) Department, Government of Meghalaya.