DHUBRI: The Dhubri Town E-Rickshaw Union at 3 No. Balurchar of Dhubri town on Friday urged the Dhubri District Administration to look into their problems arising out of the growing number of e-rickshaws.
The meeting presided over by union's Simul Sarkar explained the problems arising from the growing number of e-rickshaws, leading to traffic congestion due to non-adherence of traffic rules.
Sarkar also pointed out problems in registration with District Transport Office and Dhubri Municipal Board, which should be amicably resolved.
"A route for plying the e-rickshaws should be finely drawn so that e-rickshaws from the outskirts villages cannot enter into town nor e-rickshaws plying in the town can enter villages after certain points," Sarkar added.
Speaking at the meeting, social worker Ravindra Todi underlined that e-rickshaws have created employment to youths and are eco-friendly, but off late, it has become a big problem for the town.
"A huge number of e-rickshaws is leading to traffic congestion in the town, and it has become very hard for traffic police to control it," Todi said.
Todi suggested that on the Amco Road, the Police Outpost at Criss-Cross of IG Road should be the last point of plying for e-rickshaws while Dhubri Civil Hospital on Mission Road and Bholanath College should also be last points for about 400 e-rickshaws registered with the union.
The meeting was also addressed by Dhubri District Transport Officer, Asgar Ali Ahmed, Assistant Engineer of Dhubri Municipal Board, Siddhartha Bose, Dhubri Town Traffic Officer, Amrit Roy.
All the officials in their deliberations assured of acting together to bring a lasting solution to e-rickshaws of Dhubri town, hassle-free registration and streamline the traffic movement with proper routes and restrictions for e-rickshaws coming to town from outskirts villages.