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Plying of over-loaded trucks aggravating road to Digaru

OUR CORRESPONDENT
GUWAHATI, June 29: Despite ambitious proclamation, delay and decay in repairing the dilapidated PWD roads is becoming the usual dialectic of the present state regime. Under the given situation, with the arrival of monsoon, people across the State are forced to encounter hardships in making their surface communication to and from various places. Forget about far off places, the diverting PWD road from the NH-37 connecting the Digaru railway station at Sonapur under Dispur Assembly constituency is so devastating that plying all sorts of vehicles in that stretch is becoming merely unfeasible.
Though one of the highly absorbed roads in the entire Dimoria area, due to the apathy of the local administration, the stretch is dappled with huge potholes. Moreover, due to incessant rains over the past couple of days, the potholes are filled with mud and water.

Moreover, the over-loaded trucks plying regularly on the decaying road is also aggravating the landscape. Notably, the department concerned has clearly directed the commercial trucks to limit their loads from 9 to 12 tonnes. However, exposing the lethargy of the administration, the commercial vehicles are clearly violating the directives by transporting various commodities beyond the permitted capacity. Eventually, the road is turning into an accident prone area. Particularly, hundreds of commercial trucks have been transporting ‘Fly Ash’, a raw material for cement from Digaru railway station to different cement manufacturing companies day in, day out, is further reducing the longevity and resistance capacity of the road.

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