Mail News Service
Jamshedpur: Mango residents heaved a deep sigh of relief on Sunday as entry of heavy vehicles was prohibited here with effect from today.
The no entry order was notified by the district administration yesterday. As per the order, no heavy vehicle will be allowed entry into Mango between 6 am and 11 pm.
Traffic situation in Mango changed drastically today with the Dimna road and its various arteries looking open-ended and jam-free. It is only a day after the Mango residents witnessed one of the worst snarl-ups in town.
The welcome change, as many local residents put it, came as a result of prompt initiative taken by the state food and civil supplies minister, Saryu Roy, who is also the sitting MLA of Jamshedpur West which encompasses Mango.
Roy was caught in yesterday�s traffic jam for several hours. He could not reach his destination as his carcade hit the traffic jam roadblock. Visibly peeved and intolerant, he called up DC Amit Kumar and asked him as to why were trucks still allowed to enter Mango despite the inauguration of Domuhani-Kanderbera bridge.
Roy later postponed his visit and held a meeting with local residents over the jam issue. He demanded that the district administration should immediately stop entry of heavy vehicles into the city and issue the notification without delay. He said the citizens should not be made to suffer as the officials could not imagine what common man was going through while sitting in their AC chambers.
Expressing joy over the new no entry notification, local residents distributed sweets among passers-by and demanded that effective traffic policing in Mango and other parts of the city should be the top priority of district administration. Local BJP leaders too, celebrated the occasion by distributing laddoos among people.