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Goods trucks on NH-39 stopped
Correspondent IMPHAL, Dec 6:
Published on 7 Dec. 2009 12:25 AM IST
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Plying of good laden vehicles was stopped Sunday along the Imphal-Mao section of NH-39, the life-line of people of Manipur, with the commencement of the five day economic blockade imposed by the Senapati District Students Association (SDSA). Nearly 100 good laden trucks were reportedly stranded beyond Mao gate on the Nagaland side. Only seven trucks were stranded at Mao gate, according police report received here. The economic blockade, which commenced from Saturday midnight, was imposed by the students’ body demanding immediate repairing of the pot holed highway allegedly due to sub-standard improvement of work by the authorities. All Manipur Road Transports Drivers’ and Owners Welfare Association, a body of the truckers plying along the highways in the state has also extended support to the economic blockade lamenting the highway was not a like a road. The bad road conditions have become the “jaws of death” for many drivers and truckers, they added. It also said the condition of the stretch along NH-39 from Maram Centre to Senapati Bridge were the most dangerous, and added that it did not mean that conditions of other portion were fit to be called highway, a driver of a truck ferrying rice and other grocery items from Dimapur and Guwahati said.

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