Plying of overloaded trucks prohibited in Sohra

Shillong, November 10: The Sub Divisional Magistrate, Sohra Civil Sub Division has promulgated an order under Section 144 CrPC restricting the movement of heavy loaded vehicles and trucks carrying a load of more than nine tons on Bholaganj-Nongjri Road and Ichamati-Bholaganj Road.

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This order has been necessitated following the information received from the Executive Engineer, PWD (Roads), Sohra Division, that plying of overloaded trucks on the above roads, carrying loads of about 28 to 30 MT of limestone for export to Bangladesh, which is not designed for such heavy loads, has resulted in cracks and settlements of the pavements.

The order comes into force with immediate effect up to a period of two months or until further orders. Violation of the order will attract penalty under section 188 of the IPC.

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