Parked trucks create traffic jam in Rajshahi
RAJSHAHI, Dec 6: Due to parking of trucks round the clock on the main road near Shiroil Colony area of the city, severe traffic jams are happening.
As a result, local people and commuters are suffering much. The trucks are parked to load fertiliser from a local godown.
While visiting the road recently, it was found that about 15 to 20 trucks have been parked on the road near the godown. The serial of trucks has started from the godown premises and reached up to a road in front of the godown.
As a result, the narrow road has already become narrower, causing severe traffic jams.
While asked, a truck driver said, "I have come here to take fertiliser for dealer. The fertiliser is being loaded serially. So, we have parked the trucks maintaining serial. We have nothing to do in this connection. Though some of us can't load fertiliser on a day, they have to wait even at night to load fertiliser."
A local people Shamser said, "The trucks have been parked for long. As a result, we are facing setback while commuting by the road."
Another local Rony said about 15 to 20 trucks are regularly parked on the road. As a result, other vehicles face traffic jam while going by the road, which is creating possibility of accident.
He also said, "We are suffering from the acute smell of fertiliser. Now, the additional plight is the traffic jam. We have complained to the local representatives and arranged press conference to relieve us from the suffering."
The local people, however, urged the authority concerned to relocate the fertiliser godown and remove their plight.