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Local trucks hit by entry restrictions to Dumpers


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Tura, May 2: Local truck owners from Tura on Thursday expressed dismay over the district administration’s recent order, restricting the entry of their vehicles into Tura town, pointing out that the new timing is badly affecting their businesses.

In the aftermath of two persons being grievously injured in two separate accidents involving Dumper trucks, the district administration restricted the movement of heavy trucks into the town area from 9 PM to 6 AM.

In their appeal to the West Garo Hills Deputy Commissioner, the truck owners, while expressing solidarity with the victims of the mishap, pointed out that the new timing was not feasible for their vehicles as their working hours are mostly from 6 AM till dusk.

“We supply sand, stone, chips, bamboo etc to construction sites. We are facing problems in carrying on with our businesses as it is not suitable for our trucks to operate at night,” Salman T Sangma said in his appeal on behalf of others.

The truckers urged the authority to consider their appeal and exempt local trucks and allow them to operate normally as before.



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