SHILLONG, Aug 19: The traffic srls that reemerged in Shillong city will continue in the days to come because of the idequate infrastructure that fails to meet the demand of the growing city.
Prior to 2013, the chronic traffic logjam was attributed to the innumerable commercial trucks plying on the roads of the city.
“The Umiam-Mawryngkneng bypass has, however, eased out traffic congestion in the city since 2013, but now we are facing a different situation which is beyond our control,” stated the Superintendent of Police (SP) of Traffic, ngkiew Syiem during an interaction with The Sentinel.
He further added, “The mece of traffic srls is getting bigger with each passing days because of the rise in buying behavior among people.”
“It takes more than one hour to cover six-seven kilo meters distance in Shillong,” Syiem added.
According to official records approximately, 20 new vehicles hit the Shillong roads every day.
The flow of tourist vehicles into the city has further aggravated the problem, he said. The footfall of tourists from Assam and West Bengal has touched a new curve over the past two months.
The City traffic police indeed is also short of man power with a mere 150 -odd traffic personnel on the streets. “Instead, we are also to be blamed for contributing to this mece in and around the periphery of Shillong,” Syiem said.