Dharmanagar: The indefinite chakka jam called by the LPG bullet tank truck drivers over the alleged harassment by Churaibari transport department officials along the Assam–Tripura border entered the third day on Wednesday.
According to reports, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb visited the Churaibari check post on June 9 and directed that all vehicles coming from outside the state should enter the state by measuring their weight.
The LPG bullet tank drivers said that they used to enter the state separately without undergoing any measurement, but now they are suffering due to the new system.
The LPG bullet tank drivers called the chakka jam in protest against the Tripura government’s order to undergo weight measurement in the Churaibari check-post.
Drivers joined the protest by parking about 100 LPG bullet tank trucks in the 20 number area of the Assam-Tripura border.
The Drivers allege that after the chief minister visited the Churaibari check post, LPG bullet drivers were being harassed and said it takes at least 2 to 3 days for them to enter with the heavyweight vehicle and the condition of the drivers is a bit worse due to unavailability to food, drinking water and sanitation. Besides, the drivers of the bullet vehicle said that the Churaibari check post is one of the busiest places.
Meanwhile, Northern DIG LM Darlong and North Tripura superintendent of police Bhanupada Chakraborty rushed to the Churaibari check-post on Tuesday after receiving information about the incident.
They visited the Churaibari check post and rushed to the Churaibari police station. After holding discussions there, Churaibari Police Station OC Jayant Das was instructed to look into the matter, sources said.
Later in the evening, OC Jayant Das visited the protesting drivers along the Assam-Tripura border. However, the drivers said they would enter Tripura only if their demands are accepted by the state government.
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