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Freight trucks moving with escort on NHs
Published on 6 Aug. 2010 12:39 AM IST
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With tightened security throughout the national highways stretch (NH-39 and NH-53), the freight trucks Thursday plied on both the national highways on the second of the 20-day economic blockade of UNC, which commenced Wednesday 6 a.m. Official reports said a total of 60 loaded trucks, including nine oil tankers and 15 mini trucks, crossed Mao gate today for Imphal with security escort, provided by CRPF personnel, while another 127 empty trucks, including 90 oil tankers, headed towards Dimapur. Apart from escorting the freight trucks, all the way from Dimapur to Imphal on the NH-39, the CRPF, BSF and IRB personnel conducted round the clock patrolling, the official added. On the other hand, despite around 500 loaded trucks, with security escort, left Jiribam on NH-53 for Imphal, only 20 trucks arrived at Nungba, the midway of Imphal-Jiribam section of the NH-53 today. Twenty trucks, arrived at Nungba, were also stopped by police there waiting for arrival of other behind them as well as considering the possible attack by protestors. Besides the economic blockade of UNC, a student body in Tamenglong district is also imposing chakka bandh on NH-53 to register decry on the government decision to take out the highway maintenance works from BRTF and handover to PWD.

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