‘Chakka Jam’ by LPG tanks’ drivers continue at Assam-Tripura border
Agartala: The indefinite ‘Chakka Jam’ called by over 50 LPG bullet tank trucks’ drivers over alleged harassment by the Churaibari transport department officials at Assam-Tripura border crossed three days.
Earlier, Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb had visited the Churaibari check post at the state entrance on June 9 and directed that all types of vehicles coming from outside the state should enter the state by measuring the weight.
The drivers of LPG bullet tank trucks told that they used to enter the state separately without undergoing any measurement, but now they are suffering due to the new system.
In protest against the decision, the drivers of LPG trucks have called on the strike indefinitely since Monday.
Drivers join the protest by parking about 100 LPG bullet tank trucks in the 20 number area of the Assam-Tripura border.
The drivers alleged that after CM’s visit to 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 worse due unavailability to of food, drinking water and sanitation.
Besides, the Churaibari check post is one of the busiest places.
Meanwhile, Northern DIG LM Darlong and north district 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, a high official confirmed this correspondent.
Later in the evening, OC Jayant Das visited the protesting drivers in the 20 number area of the Assam-Tripura border. However, the drivers have said they would only enter Tripura if the demands are accepted by the state government.