Nine-day ban on plying of ore laden trucks on express way
The Kendrapada district authority has prohibited plying of ore laden trucks on NH-5(A) for nine days to ensure smooth polls in coastal Odisha in the second phase on April 17.
Thousands of ore-laden trucks from Jajpur, Keonjhar and Sundargarh districts move every day to Paradip port for export through the 82 km stretch busy express way. District Election Officer Nitin Bhanudas Jawale, however, has ordered that no ore loading trucks would ply from Panchupandav to Nilachal bazaar from April 11 to 20 on NH-5(A), keeping in view the movement of polling parties and sector officers, observers on the expressway to the polling stations.
However, movement of trucks, other than ore, will continue on NH-5(A) during the period. The DEO-cum-collector has directed the authority to ensure that there should not be vehicular jam on the road side and appealed to the vehicle operators to cooperate with the district administration in conducting polls smoothly.
(Posted on 11-04-2014)