Social activist Agnes Kharshiing has urged the Director General of Police to ensure strict enforcement of the NGT orders and provide safety and environment norms.
“I would like to inform you that people are informing me and sending photos and videos today, that coal trucks are plying all along the NH in West Jaiñtia Hills, East Khasi Hills district, and it is seen in photos sent that trucks transporting the coal is not adhering the NGT orders and causing inconvenience to the public, putting at risk of lives, obstructing also the smooth traffic where in hours the commuters are stuck in both ways of the road,” Kharshiing said.
Stating that coal transporters doing it with a clear intention to cheat, she said the trucks are stationed all along at Mawryngkneng junction to bypass, facing even facing towards Jowai to hide detection.
Calling for inspection, Kharshiing said these trucks are causing traffic inconvenience even as acid of coal is dripping along the road which in turn would pollute the water bodies as they move along.
“Of late it is observed in social media that some ministers and MLAs of the ruling government are taking cognizance of the suspected transportation of the coal and raised the matter with the CM, which to me, it appears to have supported or subscribe to the transportation of illegal coal,” she added.