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Traffic eases on national highway

Guard, constable posted after report on snarls
A section of NH37 in Doomdooma
A section of NH37 in Doomdooma
Picture by Manoj Kumar Ojha

Manoj Kumar Ojha   |   Doomdooma   |   Published 14.05.19, 06:50 PM

Traffic flow has eased on the pothole-filled National Highway 37 near Don Bosco High School here in Upper Assam’s Tinsukia district after a traffic guard and a police constable were deployed following a report by The Telegraph about a traffic snarl on Friday when a truck was stuck in one of the potholes of the road.

A police patrol vehicle has also been deployed in the vicinity.

“We are here to ensure smooth traffic during the rush hours and during the arrival and departure time of the school children.” Doomdooma police station officer-in-charge said on Tuesday.

Superintendent of Tinsukia police Shiladitya Chetia had said he would ask the Doomdooma police station officer-in-charge to take immediate steps to ensure smooth traffic and deploy a traffic guard at the site.

Residents had also complained that traffic snarls had become a regular affair on the road owing to the poor condition of the national highway.

Sushree Geeta Goswami, Rupai Siding resident, thanked the district administration, superintendent of Tinsukia police and the circle officer for taking immediate steps and said, “We hope this will be a permanent arrangement so that there are no such snarls faced by the public and the schoolchildren here.”

“We were facing regular traffic jams near the school for years. There are several schools and colleges in this locality,” Goswami added.

Hemant Hazarika, a student, said, “For the last two days, it has been easier to go to school as there is no traffic problem. The road is getting repaired and there is a traffic guard and a policeman who help us.”

Doomdooma circle officer Pankaj Nagbonshi said, “I thank The Telegraph for bringing the matter to my notice. I instructed the repair of the roads immediately for the convenience of people in general and schoolchildren in particular.” 

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