SILCHAR: The administration of the Cachar district has informed all vendors to open the sidewalks that were “illegally” occupied. To alleviate traffic congestion, the administration was all set to launch a major eviction drive, sources said Wednesday.
Although the upgrade of Sirchar City Hall to a legal entity was underway, the recent heavy traffic congestion on all the busy roads of the town has created challenges for policy makers. A delegation of the ruling party recently discussed the issue with government and police authorities. Against this background, the district administration was empowered to take the necessary steps to manage the town’s chronic traffic problems at all-party conventions. Almost all speakers commented on removing shops along the street and moving parking lots to different parts of the town.
MLA Dipayan Chakraborty attended the meeting and said efforts were being made to use the road from the west side of the normal school to Chilkandi as an alternative road to control traffic congestion in the Tarapur area. The road from Capital Point to Railgate 2 in Tarapur will also be widened, Chakrabolti said.
SP Raman Deep Cowl said temporary dividers could be installed on major roads in the city if needed. Rickshaw was pulling a string in the city. E-rickshaws from outside the city caused this traffic jam. A three-wheeled taxi organization was also informed at a meeting that it was traveling in the city via 36 parking lots in the city, but some buses from the State Transport Authority were in the city from Devdut ASTC station. It was causing traffic jams.