AGARTALA: The Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC) in collaboration with the Urban Development Department has launched a massive cleaning operation throughout the Agartala city and adjoining areas and has also initiated several steps to restrict the movements and the parking of vehicles in the crowded areas of the town.
As part of these steps, the administration has dismantled many illegal structures along the roadside and evicted many footpath hawkers. An official said many of them were given alternative rehabilitation earlier but they again returned to their earlier places on the footpath.
Dismantling of illegal constructions along the road and earmarking the ‘No Parking Zones’ were the results of a review meeting the Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb recently had with the AMC and State government officials when he clearly instructed to ensure a clean city.
The District Magistrate and Collector of West Tripura District Dr Mahatme Sandeep have issued a notification earmarking the parking and no-parking zones in and around city. The main aim of the notification is to keep the town free from congestion.
As per the notification, the main areas that come under the ‘No Parking Zone’ are the entire patch of the Hari Ganga Basak Road starting from the Old Motor Stand to Battala, and passing through the Central Road, Netaji Subhash Road, Sakuntala Road, Mantribari Road, Dasamighat Road, Masjid Road, Ghosh Patty, Hawkers’ Corner Road, North Gate to Colonel Chowmuhani, TMC road, Durga Chowmuhani and adjoining roads.
The administration earmarked as Parking Zone the Old Motor Stand, the space available on the covered drains along Akhaura Road and Office lane, Rabindra Bhawan to Orient Chowmuhani, both sides of the road in front of Tulshibati School, the Chitta Ranjan Road, and the Road in front of Ghandhi Ghat among others.