Traffic regulations set for NH-53
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, July 29: Highlighting that conditions of the roads and bridges on NH-53 are not yet up to the mark, the Deputy Commissioner of Imphal East KK Chettry has issued a notification laying down certain traffic regulations along this route.

In the notification, the DC said that though officials of the 36 BRTF are on the job to bring the road and bridges up to the requisite level of standard, it will take time and hence traffic regulations have become necessary.

Accordingly a team of officers has been constituted and posted at Jiribam to regulate the tonnage and the number of vehicles to pass through the highway per day.

As per the regulations worked out, the maximum load to be carried by a single truck/tanker/vehicle through NH-53 should not be more than ten tonnes (gross load), said the notification.

The strength of the convoy/vehicles will be decided from time to time by the team of officers led by the SDPO, Jiribam in consultation with the Commandant of 36 BRTF.

The transport association, vehicle owners and drivers have been appealed to ensure that they do not carry excess load as it may create undesired problems which may jeopardise the free movements of vehicles carrying essential items along the said route.

Transporters have also been asked to keep in close touch with the team of officers at Jiribam.

Recently the Makru bridge was dislocated as it was unable to bear the weight of the traffic movement.