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Safety measures for passengers in the offing

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  13 July 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Correspondent

Silchar, July 12: A meeting cum felicitation programme was held at the conference hall of the Deputy Commissioner, Cachar, today. Walpeelter Roy Lyngdoh, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, East Jaintia Hills of Meghalaya, was felicitated along with other members from the district who have come here for the meeting. It was followed by a press-meet at the conference hall of Circuit House of this town.

W R Lyngdoh, said, “We discussed about the situation of the Indo-Bangla intertiol border of Meghalaya along with other issues related to poor road conditions, building good roads and border safety.” He assured that by next March, a sea change will be seen by the people. “More than 100 kms of road needs immediate attention so as to avoid further accident. Now, no vehicles will be allowed to carry overhead luggage. The carrier-railings of the buses have been removed, he added to say. Briefing about more safety measures, Lyngdoh, said, “A meeting was held with owners of various dhabas and stalls to stop selling liquor to any driver of the vehicles who halts for refreshment.” He said that vehicles are stopped a checked at checking-posts.

Speaking on the issue of the prospect of any terrorist activities on the border areas, Spill Thamar, Superintendent of Police, East Jaintia Hills, said, “We are ready for any such activity. We have sent necessary directions to all the police stations and outposts to keep an observant eye. There are two check-posts, one at Ratacherra, which is situated in Khliehriat and located in East Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya and the other at Ontara.”

It has been assured that security and protection has been intensified on the remaining part of unfenced Indo-Bangla intertiol border of Meghalaya. W R Lyngdoh informed that two illegal immigrants have been arrested en route Indo-Bangla intertiol border of Meghalaya. Spill Thamar said that more force will be brought in for Garo Hills and other disturbed areas.

W R Lyngdoh stated that in Meghalaya, transportation of coal has been prohibited since the month of May, 2016. Earlier, coal mining was also prohibited. W R Lyngdoh praised S. Viswathan, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, Cachar for his immediate sense of action.

Among others who were present at the press-meet included Rajbhir Singh, superintendent of police, Cachar and K L Nongbri, ADC, East Jiantia Hills.

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