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Snag in maize-laden lorry disrupts traffic

A technical snag in a maize-laden lorry disrupted vehicle movement on the busy E.V.N. Road causing hardship to the road users here on Wednesday morning.

Maize, paddy, fertilizers and other consignments were unloaded from freight trains at Erode Railway Junction and were loaded in lorries every day.

The lorries with consignment wait in long queues for their turn to enter the weighing bridge on the road near the Perumpallam Canal to check the weight and later on proceed towards destinations.

Since lorries were parked on one side of the arterial road, movement of vehicles were disrupted during the day time as motorists were demanding relocation of the weighing bridges to other area.

A report, “Queue of lorries on E.V.N. Road cause hardship to road users” was published in The Hindu dated July 4 that highlighted the disruption in vehicle movement due to the movement of these lorries inside the city during day time.

On Wednesday, the maize-laden lorry, while exiting from the weighting bridge, lost its pulling capacity and developed snag. The lorry could not move further and stationed on the road resulting in piling up of vehicles. After 30 minutes, motorists, lorry drivers and road users, helped the stationed lorry to move forward by pushing it. Normalcy was restored as road users wanted the perennial problem to be solved at the earliest.

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