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e-rickshaws to be registered in Hailakandi
 HAILAKANDI, May 28 - The Hailakandi district administration has asked the transport authorities to bring all the e-rickshaws under the ambit of registration.

Deputy Commissioner, Adil Khan directed the District Transport Officer to hasten the process of registering all the e-rickshaws plying without registration numbers and to define the specific routes outside the municipal areas to streamline the flow of traffic in the town.

The DTO informed that some routes have been almost finalised in consultation with the traffic authorities to keep the e-rickshaws out of bounds of municipal areas.

More than 3,000 battery operated e-rickshaws mostly of Chinese make are plying without registration numbers in Hailakandi town.

The Deputy Commissioner also asked the DTO to ensure that no dealers sell any vehicle without route permit.

These decisions were taken at the District Development Committee (DDC) meeting held at Deputy Commissioner's conference hall here.

Meanwhile, 170 e-rickshaws have been registered by the transport authorities here. Most of the drivers are without license and create traffic jams in the town.

Fishing ban: The Deputy Commissioner asked the head of the Fisheries Department to strictly enforce the ban on catching of fish using mosquito nets during the breeding season. Directing the fisheries to go in for surprise inspection around the wetlands and other water bodies, Khan said those caught fishing must be brought to book.

Following the Deputy Commissioner's directive, the personnel of the Fisheries Department have swung into action to enforce the ban.

No cash payment for TE workers: Khan also instructed the head of the Labour and Employment Department to ensure that no cash is paid to the tea garden labourers as it is strictly prohibited by law. “The Labour Department has to ensure that no cash payment takes place and that wages are deposited directly into the bank accounts of plantation workers,” he added.

Flood measures reviewed: The Deputy Commissioner reviewed the anti-erosion and flood protection works and directed the superintending engineer of Water Resources department to ensure that no breaches take place in the embankments particularly in vulnerable and flood-prone areas.The superintending engineer assured that no breaches will take place following the augmentation of the embankments.

Khan asked the official to ensure quality flood protection work in the ongoing projects under FMP and SDRF. Of the five projects, two have been completed.

Expressing his ire over the inordinate delay in execution of works by the Irrigation Department, Khan said that he would personally inspect the sites to see the status of progress.

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