BAIHATA CHARIALI, March 26 - With a drastic increase in the number of vehicles plying at Baihata Chariali, the area is facing serious traffic jams causing acute inconvenience to the commuters.
It is to be mentioned here that Baihata Chariali is the junction point of Guwahati-Rangiya-Nalbari road of National Highway 31, Mangaldai-Tezpur-Jonai road of National Highway 15 (formerly NH 52) and the ever-busy Baksa district connecting Chariali-Ramgaon-Nagrijuli (CRN) PWD road. Therefore, the cause of the increase in the number of vehicles in this important place is definitely clear but the lack of sufficient number of traffic police personnel has made the problem more acute. The traffic snarls on the NH 15 and CRN PWD road specially during the school and office time creates chaos as besides other vehicles, tractors, dumpers, excavators and 18 wheelers also ply through these roads.
Moreover, as the width of the Baihata Chariali-Goreswar road is not upto the mark and parking of vehicles either sides on this road in a disorderly manner has created additional traffic jams onn the road. Similarly, the bi-weekly bazar on Sunday and Thursday at Baihata Chariali also creates problem in the smooth surface communication through this road as a major portion of the bazar sits on the road covering its edge. The administration has, however, not taken any fruitful steps even after repeated demands by the people of the area. Rather the administration has shifted the traffic police unit from this place and now this point (police point) is functioning with a few constables and home guards. The public of the area have now demanded the higher authority of the administration to look into the matter and deploy traffic police in this place instead of home guards and control the plying of dumpers, excavators, and tractors specially during school time and in the evening for the convenience of all.