Jharsuguda : An emergency meeting was called by Jharsuguda Dist. Collector Sri Guru Prasad Mishra at DRDA Hall regarding traffic problems. As per the schedule , the meeting started at 5 P.M. in the evening. Main Agenda of the meeting was as follows
1. Shifting of the Railway Gowdown
2. Removal of Road side encroachment
3. No entry of heavy vehicles inside town from 6 A.M. – 10 P.M.
Discussion had started with several solutions, however , Jharsuguda Collector had warned Vedanta , whose Coal laden trucks usually created a heavy jam. He directed the authorities to take steps immediately for the smooth regulation of trucks and if not stern action will be taken against the company.
He also directed South Eastern Railway Authority to give an undertaking that the Shifting work of Railway Gowdown will be done within 31st March , 2013. Additionally, the road side encroachment which is being done by the shopkeepers will be removed shortly before the Ganesh Puja. However, for No Entry of Heavy Vehicles in the town. The administration was firmed in following 6 A.M. – 10 P.M. as No entry but this will be on an experiment basis for 1 month which will be later reviewed by the administration. On a Plea of Truck Owners association who welcome the suggestion but pleaded for an 2 hours relaxation in day time for the trucks, Collector had considered and asked to form a sub committee who will be given charge to decide the timing of that 2 hours in consultation with the members in sub committee.
This emergency meeting was attended by Guru Prasad Mishra, Collector , Pradeep Barik , Sub Collector, Rabindra Mishra ADM , Rajendra Minz , Tahsildar , Karmesh Kauwar , SP, SDPO Fagua Singh , IIC Kailash Chandra Acharya , Sanjay Ku. Sahoo , Exe. Engg. PWD Sambalpur Division , Asst. Engg. P.C. Mahapatra , Sarat Ku. Mishra PD DRDA, Tapas Roy Choudhary, Subhash Sanghai , Murari lal Tulshyan , Pawan Thirani, Pvt. Bus Owners Association President Deepak Sahoo , Ramesh Gandhi , Truck Owners Association President Monu singh , Secretary Satpal Singh. From Railway’s S.K. Chakraborty, SM of Jharsuguda Station , Exec. Engg. Construction , S.K. Das , Binod Agarwal , GM Coal Management , Vedanta Aluminium , Pranaya Satpathy , PR Dept. Vedanta Aluminium with several Media professional.