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Protest over traffic srls in Tinsukia

FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT

TINSUKIA, Feb 22: Expressing concern over deteriorating traffic scerio in Tinsukia town arising out of encroachment, illegal parking, plying of un-regulated three-wheelers, the All Assam Hindu Students’ Union(AAHSU) staged a sit-in in front of Tinsukia Municipal office on Wednesday.

A memorandum issued jointly by Monish Dutta and Dilip Sharma president and secretary of AAHSU respectively was submitted to the local MLA Sanjay Kishan and sought his immediate intervention.

The memorandum stated that all illegal shops including fast-food stalls encroaching upon footpath within Tinsukia municipal area should be evicted immediately.

They also demanded to declare AT Road as ‘no parking zone’ and said that DTO should cancel permit of all auto-rickshaws which have plying illegally and above permissible limit.

The memorandum also demanded regulation in respect of entry of auto-rickshaws within the town, while auto-rickshaw plying between Tinsukia and Panitola should be restricted at Shiv Bari Road, on Makum Road it should be termited at Prakash Bazar. The activists of AAHSU regretted that no action was initiated on their earlier memorandum submitted on February 8 on same issues and reiterated that they would not hesitate to call Tinsukia bundh on February 26 if their demands were not fulfilled.

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