GUWAHATI CITY

Sand business on road

STAFF REPORTER

GUWAHATI, July 8: Since long a group of unscrupulous traders dealing with sand has been carrying out its business by making the old AT Road between Dharapur Chariali and Mazali in Guwahati for the purpose of loading and unloading.

In may be pertinent to state that the Old AT Road has assumed importance since quite sometime as road is used by a good number of vehicles as a route to the airport. While the stretch of road is without any street light, the snd trucks have a field day in unloading sand during the night on both sides of the road. Further, re-loading of sand takes place, more often than not, in broad daylight seemingly in the absence of any authority.

Meanwhile, with unauthorized sand business occupying a sizable portion of the road, with every passing day plying of vehicles as well as movement of pedestrian on the road is increasingly becoming difficult and prone to accident. The locals are of the view that unless the authorities initiate immediate steps to put an end to such illegal sand business, the area may soon turn into a highly accident prone area.