SILCHAR, July 1 � Traffic jams, dilapidated road conditions, improper drainage system and occupied footpaths are the major problems besetting Silchar town. To discuss ways to eliminate these problems, a meeting with the noted citizens of Silchar town was held at the conference hall of the Deputy Commissioner recently. Susmita Dev, MLA, Silchar was also present in the meeting.
The participants felt that the illegal occupation of footpaths for business purposes in the main areas of the town has created traffic jams. It was decided that there will be a eviction drive in the area starting from Tarapur to Trunk Road and subsequently in the other areas of the town including Katigorah and Kalain national highway road side.
HK Dev Mahanta, DC, Cachar said that the eviction drive will begin from July 6. For this eviction drive, he has already instructed the PWD (NH) division to take necessary measures. Dev Mahanta further sought opinions from the citizens to make the city clean and green. The citizens opined that this occupation of foothpaths should be wiped out, otherwise traffic jams will remain the same.
In the meeting, it was further decided that there will be two or three alternative Sumo stands for the people as the vehicle entering the town also create traffic jams. For the passengers of Sonai and Bhaga, the proposed Sumo stand will be at the old ASTC building, and for the Lakhipur and Udharbond areas the proposed bus stand will be at Ronpur area.
There are only 3879 licensed rickshaws in Silchar town. But there are nearly 10,000 unlicensed rickshaws in the town. It was decided in the meeting that from July 15 there will be a checking drive for rickshaws also.
Susmita Dev, MLA, Silchar said that such meetings are held frequently, but there is often no result of such meetings. But this time we should be serious about the proposed plan and combine four or five project at once to make Silchar clean and green.