MARGAO: The District Collector, Mr N D Agrawal, on Thursday, said that partial modification to the previous order, which had imposed ban on transportation of the iron ore, has been made after hearing the various stakeholders and their plights.
“Considering the safety of the citizens on high priority, ban was imposed on ore transportation in three talukas of Sanguem, Quepem and Dharbandora. However, later, sarpanchas of these talukas, transporters, mine owners and other stakeholders made representations to me. Considering them, partial modification in the earlier order was made. However, conditions have been imposed on them that everyday the wheels of the trucks should be cleaned. Roads should be washed with water and should be free from mud, transportation during the school timings should be stopped, should not carry lumps more than 10 metric tonne,’’ he said while speaking to this daily.
He also said that the transporters are asked to maintain details of the trips.
He said they will be put under observation for the 15 days and if found defying the conditions laid down in the orders, they would be banned from the transportation.