Ore dust covers Goa Governor's vehicle

Ore dust covers Goa Governor's vehicle

In spite of the order of the Deputy Commissioner to allow only 400 trucks per day into Karwar port, more than 5,000 were allowed on the national highway in two days, throwing traffic out of gear.

Goa Governor S S Sidhu, who visited the Seabird naval base here on Monday, was forced to travel back to Goa via NH 17 flanked by police escort on one side and iron ore-laden trucks on the other side on Tuesday.

The trucks were lined up from Seabird main entrance to the town’s Aligadda.

Though traffic constables were posted to avoid any traffic jam and to ensure a smooth ride for the Governor, there was thick cloud of iron ore dust throughout the route.

The Governor’s escort vehicles had to switch on the headlights as the visibility had reduced due to the dust.

The noise pollution created by the movement of trucks have also disturbed the people living in houses on the highway.

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