Meghalaya | It’s Coal not Coke: Coke trucks start plying in NH 62
By migrator | Thu, 28 May 2020
TURA | May 28, 2020:
After the Meghalaya High Court had allowed a clearance of coal trucks that have been lined up on the National Highway – 62, the trucks carrying coke have taken advantage of this by transporting coke from many factories near Shallang in West Khasi Hills.
As per sources, 2 coke trucks were detected travelling with a full load on the highway on May 25.
Rickchy Sangma a resident of Rongjeng, immediately informed the officer in charge of Rongjeng, who then promptly called the Rongmil OGC to stop and detain the trucks in East Garo Hills district.
"I was told that the matter was then informed to the administration and we were all surprised when the trucks were let go the next morning. When we asked, we were told that they had the requisite papers and the administration had allowed the trucks to go. This came as an absolute surprise," said Rickchy.
Not surprisingly 2 more trucks carrying coke once again came to the highway.