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Silchar Traffic branch lauds efforts of young traffic volunteer, urges NGOs to cooperate to ease traffic snarls

By Staff Correspondent
Silchar Traffic branch lauds efforts of young traffic volunteer, urges NGOs to cooperate to ease traffic snarls

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Silchar, Nov 6: The erratic traffic snarls in Silchar are increasingly becoming a major cause of concern. The rise in the number of vehicles, both four and two-wheeler amidst the existing narrow breadth of roads is adding to the woes of the residents of the second biggest urban sprawl in the state.

However, the yeoman service since 2018 by 31-year-old Satyabrata Bhattacharjee, popularly known as Karthik to assist the traffic police in regulating the movement of vehicles, especially during peak hours in the evening has drawn the attention of everyone including the police department. On Diwali this year, Satyabrata, a resident of Kanakpur part-II area was felicitated by the Silchar Traffic Branch. Traffic in-charge Nirupam Nath honoured him with a gamosa and also extended an honorarium on behalf of the department.

"We are extremely happy to see the consistent service rendered by the man during peak traffic hours in the evening. He has been a great help to our department. Because of his voluntary involvement to regulate traffic at Rangirkhari, one of the busiest stretches in the town, we could deploy at least two other traffic personnel elsewhere in the town to control the movements. His contributions are inspiring and I urge youths and other NGOs to come forward and assist us in minimising the congestion," Nath said.

It may be mentioned that Satyabrata works at a computer repairing centre and after he is done with his assignments at the centre, he devotes three hours in the evening to streamline traffic movement from Sanjay Market point to Rangirkhari point of the town. Reacting to the honour, Satyabrata expressed his gratitude to the traffic police personnel and expressed his wish to see more youths join him to make traffic movement smooth and save precious time. He feels that the people of Silchar cooperated in his efforts to ease the vehicular movements.

"Since April 13, 2018, I have been rendering three hours of my time in the evening to help traffic police persons in the town. I have received great cooperation from the people and expect their good wishes to continue in the coming days so that much of our valuable time is not wasted on the snarls despite the narrow roads here," Satyabrata maintained.

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