FROM A REPORTER
SHILLONG, Aug 26: The Jaintia Hills Truck Owners Association (JHTOW) on Friday expressed that the new weighbridge set up by the state government in the premises of Bawri at 13th mile is creating lots of havoc to the passerby as it is located opposite to the 13th mile Assam L. P School. According to the association, there is a great risk exposed to the minor students who are studying at the school as there is huge traffic congestion in the area. The Association said that it would appeal to the government of the neighboring state if the Meghalaya government does not stop the functioning of the weighbridge located at 13 mile within seven days. Nidamon Chullet, president of JHTOW in a statement alleged that the staffs of the weighbridge are collecting exorbitant amount of more than Rs 2000 per truck.