Meghalaya: Stackholders requests CM Sangma to close down unlawful weighbridges

The Joint Action Committee of Truckers, Suppliers, Exporters, Traders, and Transporters Association has written to Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma, requesting that all unlawful weighbridges along NH 6 and NH 40E be closed down.

“Our job is the most difficult and important for supporting the Indian and state economies,” the representation said, adding that they are responsible for transporting food grains and all essential commodities from garments to medicines to building materials to even the most remote parts of the country.

The president of the Meghalaya Truckers Union, the general secretary of the Association of Meghalaya Traders and Transporters Association, the secretary of the East Jaintia Coal Suppliers Association, and the president of the Foreign Trade Chamber of Commerce Meghalaya have all signed the representation.

“In order to ensure that the food grains reach each and every kitchen in the state and starvation is prevented, we have to work continuously for months together and stay far away from our family and children,” it said.