Tura(Meghalaya), Aug 9: Unhappy with huge boulder trucks coming from neighbouring Bhutan to be transported through the AMPT road into neighbouring Bangladesh, the GSU – Western Zone has written to the deputy commissioner of WGH, Ram Singh, seeking a stop to the destruction of their road by these overloaded trucks.
AMPT road is amongst the worst roads in the state with traversing it akin to undertaking a back breaking exercise. While some sections have been recently repaired, a major part of the road remains in a dilapidated state and in need of immediate repairs.
The NGO has questioned the permission given to the trucks from Bhutan to ply through their route despite the pandemic protocols being put in place.
“These are not small trucks that are plying but huge 18 wheelers that use the road with an overload of boulders. Their movement has been causing serious inconvenience to commuters during the day and also the nights as their powerful LED lights cause problems in looking at the road,” said president, Francewell Marak.
The Union has now stressed upon the administration to take the matter seriously as the plying of such trucks posed a serious problem for the people as well as causing the deterioration of the AMPT road.
The complaint was sent to the DC today, Aug 9.