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Businessmen for TDC’s stand on NH-39
Correspondent IMPHAL, JUL 1:
Published on 1 Jul. 2010 11:23 PM IST
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Sticking to its stand of not plying on blockade and extortion-plagued NH-39, Transporters and Drivers’ Council (TDC) Thursday cautioned goods ferrying vehicles and inter-state state buses violating the decision that the council of not bear ing responsibility for any untoward incident for vehicles violating the decision.
The apex body of the transporters, drivers and truck and inter-state owners reaffirmed the decision in a joint meeting with the businessmen of Imphal at the office of the TDC today.
In the marathon meeting, problems faced by the truckers, transporters and inter-state buses were discussed thoroughly, he said.
The meeting resolved to endorse the decision of TDC and reaffirmed that goods ferrying trucks and inter-state buses will not ply until and unless the Central and Nagaland government paid compensation to the owners of the vehicles damaged in Nagaland and free them from all kinds of extortions.
Transporters and vehicles taking part in the meeting decided that if
businessmen were ready to compensate the trucks damaged in Nagaland during NSF stir, they were ready to resume plying in NH-39. However, businessmen could not give a positive response, Haridas said.
Drivers and vehicles owners also assured that they will take the route on Imphal-Jiribam section of NH-53 and draw attention of Central and Manipur government to speed up improvement works on NH-53 at the earliest, the general secretary of Transporters and Drivers’ Council told reporters.
Meanwhile, a report received from Mao gate said that a total of 74 loaded trucks crossed Mao gate and headed for Imphal on NH-39 today while 48 trucks crossed Mao gate and headed for Dimapur to procure commercial goods.
On the other hand, around 50 loaded trucks including bullet tankers (bulk LPG carriers) have also headed to Imphal from Jiribam on the NH-53.

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