From a Correspondent
GAON (HAIBORGAON), July 28: Due to free flow of various trucks of FCI on the old NH 37 road in the heart of gaon town during no entry period i.e. from 8 am to 5 pm, there is heavy traffic congestion in various places in the town and the traffic police despite making efforts, have failed to ensure smooth flow of vehicles.
This has caused inconvenience for pedestrians as well as the school students and office-goers as they get stranded on the road for several hours. In connection with this day-to-day traffic problem in the town, in a interaction with this correspondent, the gaon traffic in-charge, Dhiren Kakati on Thursday said that the traffic police could do nothing against those trucks of FCI as the Deputy Commissioner of gaon, under Essential Commodity Act, has allowed the trucks of FCI to ply even during the no-entry period.
Traffic police as well as other higher authorities of police, FCI officials, office bearers of gaon Municipality Board and the truck owners sat many a times to solve the problem, he added. He, however, stated that the traffic police requested the truck drivers’ association as well as the truck owners’ association to play the trucks at night instead of the day time. But both associations said that this could be possible only if the labourers were ready to work after dark or the FCI office was kept open at night.
He further said that the traffic congestion in gaon town was basically due to the FCI trucks. There were three godowns of FCI in the heart of the town and situated on the roadside of old NH- 37 and hundreds of FCI trucks pass through the town from those three godowns to other places, he added. Hence, the traffic police even urged the district administration to make arrangement for unloading of those essential commodities at Senchuwa Rail station instead of Haiborgaon and simultaneously urged for shifting all the godowns to other locations. But these have remained only confined to the files, Kakati lamented.