Jessami road not fit for heavy trucks
Source: The Sangai Express
Imphal, September 25 2011:
The option to ship in petroleum products through Kohima-Jessami road has found to be not very pragmatic as the road is too narrow for two heavy trucks to pass each other.
Route verification committee comprising officials of IOC, PWD and BRO conducted field assessment of the road on September 21 and 22 .
Besides being a single lane highway, the Kohima-Jessami road was found to be too narrow for two heavy trucks to pass each other.
This was discovered by the route verification team.
The team found that it not would be possible for any convoy of loaded trucks coming from Kohima side to pass any four-wheeler coming from the opposite direction.
In case, any truck breaks down enroute to Imphal on Kohima-Jessami road, all other vehicles travelling behind it would be stranded.
The team also observed that several armed groups were operating along the route implying that sufficient strength of security personnel would be needed in transporting goods along the route, informed a reliable source.
The route verification committee is preparing a report on their field assessment trip.
The committee would send its report to the IOC North East State Office at Guwahati in the next couple of days.
The North East State Office would take a decision whether or not petroleum products would be sent along Kohima-Jessami road after perusing the report and the decision would be conveyed to the State Government.
Meanwhile, a press release issued by Assistant Manager of IOC Retail Sales Office State Level Co-ordinator T Dharamvir informed that there was 948 Kl of petrol in stock, 1192 Kl of diesel, 1299 SK Oil, 101 MT of LPG and 274 Kl of ATF till September 24.The available stock petrol would last 13 days, diesel 5 days, SK Oil 16 days, LPG one day and ATF would last 16 days.