From our Correspondent
TINSUKIA, May 1: Following Saturday’s protest by media persons over chaotic traffic scerio, traffic police in Tinsukia have intensified patrolling in congested areas of the town. Tinsukia being a commercial hub, the number of outside vehicles increases many folds during peak hours and dearth of parking area has been a serious problem for vehicle owners.
Violation of traffic rule is a common practice in Tinsukia town that often leads to traffic srls. All types of vehicles, including oil tankers, buses, two wheelers, auto rickshaws and carts plying on the road having a width less than 30 feet. The situation is aggravated further by unlawful parking of cars. Tinsukia police are often imposing pelties for wrong parking or for violation otherwise, but remain mute spectators when their own officers commit the same offence to the extent of facilitating the vehicle to park on the wrong side. Now who will bell the cat? Same is the case with officials of district administration. These high profile police and civil officers often with families disembark from the vehicles and disappear in the market leaving their vehicles with escort vehicles on the road. It is absolutely hypocrisy on the part of these officials to advise and make aware common people about traffic regulation.
Worst traffic violators are defense personnel. While they are highly disciplined in the cantonment area, they are quite the opposite in civilian area. Despite a specific parking plot allotted inside parking area in Tinsukia Railway Station, the Army vehicles, including huge trucks, block the busy road caring little about the inconvenience caused to other people.
The carrying capacity of Tinsukia town is nearing saturation and this needs an effective planning involving all stakeholders, including municipal bodies.