Authorities asked to control heavy vehicle movement over Teesta Barrage


The Ministry of Water Resources has directed the authorities concerned and local administration to take necessary measures to control the movement of heavy vehicles over the Teesta Barrage, reports BSS.

Water Resources Secretary Kabir Bin Anwar came up with the directives during his visit to the Teesta Barrage on Saturday, said a press release of the ministry on Sunday.

Speaking on the occasion, Anwar urged local people to play a responsible role so that heavy vehicles cannot ply over the barrage.

He asked the barrage authorities to install iron bars near the barrage aiming to control the plying of heavy vehicles over it.

The Teesta Barrage is one of the key point installations (KPIs) in the country. Although light vehicles are allowed to run over the barrage, there is a restriction on heavy vehicles’ movement.