Govt yet to enforce HC order on tonnage limits

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 17: Even as the High Court of Manipur imposed tonnage limits on vehicles plying along NH-2 (Imphal-Dimapur highway) in view of the highways dilapidated condition, the Government is yet to take up any tangible step to enforce the Courts restriction.In connection with a PIL filed by one Rajkumar Joysana at the High Court of Manipur against the Union of India and others, the High Court passed an order on April 6 this year.The order says that all types of vehicles plying on NH-2 should not carry loads heavier than 25,000 Kgs (including weights of vehicles).The Court further instructed the State Transport Department to issue an order to this effect within one week. It clearly mentioned that the particular order would remain in force as a temporary arrangement until an appropriate order is issued after obtaining a report on the present condition of NH-2 and after hearing all parties concerned.In accordance with the High Court order, the Transport Director issued an order on April 11 stating that vehicles plying on NH-2 should not carry loads heavier than 25,000 (including their own weights).Meanwhile, construction work of Imphal-Mao portion of NH-2 has been making good progress. The highway construction work is being executed by Bharatia Infra Project Limited (BIPL) after dividing the particular portion into Mao-Senapati and Senapati-Koubru Leikha sections, informed a source.These sections have been already black topped at different places. Even tho....

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