Sundergarh MLA writes letter to collector for strict adherence of traffic rules in Sundergarh-Balinga Road to avoid road accidents

 Demanded complete stoppage for vehicle plying in Kanika village
Bhubaneswar: Road condition of Sundergarh-Balinga road has become very worst due to heavy plying of MCL’s coal loading trucks. Almost every day in this road
accident happens and valuable lives lost. MLA of Sundergarh Kusum Tete writes a letter fo district collector of Sundergarh to take appropriate action to avoid
accident in this road and also urges hi to implement strict traffic rules.
She reiterates that several meetings organized in past to solve this major problem but there has been no improvement in the situation. She requests collector to implement zero accident rule in the said road. She demanded complete stoppage to vehicle plying inside Kanika village.
She calls for limiting speed for coal carrying truck to 10 km hour and have arrangement of CCTV at major location to keep watch on erring drivers. Total
stoppage of overloading, mandatory tarpaulin cover for all coal carrying trucks and regular checking on drunken drivers are few suggestions she gave to collector
through the letter.
She tells that compensation as per proceedings are not adequate and not implemented properly. Also call for immediate repair of pot holes on the road.
Sundergarh MLA reminded collector of the fact about the meeting held in 2016 between Local people, Collector and MCL representatives. Chairman of the
meeting instructed all party to follow few rules. One of them is about compensation. As per the meeting compensation should be paid to the family in
death case as well as injured person. In death case upto age of 60 years, compensation of Rs 3 lakh and above 60 years one lakh will be paid. The
compensation amount will be borne by transporter and companies. And in that meeting MCL instructed to contribute 50 paise per ton to Red Cross Soceity.

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