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The seized coal trucks. Image credit - Northeast Now

Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday said that coal trucks from other states transiting through Assam cannot always be intercepted and weighed.

Speaking to the media, Sarma said, “It is not always possible to intercept all trucks passing through Assam. We need to allow the passing of trucks from other states through Assam in order to maintain a good relationship with the neighboring states.”

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He added that if people demand then the government might take initiatives to set up a weighbridge or “maybe” something a check-gate but then the people will have to handle the issue of the traffic congestion.

The CM further added that the state government can take steps against coal trucks belonging to Assam but it impacts the relationship with the neighboring states if the authorities from Assam start to intercept their trucks.

“How will we feel if our trucks are harassed in other states?” he questioned.

He also said that sometimes such steps need to be taken in order to maintain a peaceful relation with the other states.

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