Shillong, Oct 20: The High Court of Meghalaya has sought a report on the number of cases where overloaded goods vehicles were required to shed the overload before being allowed to pass during the past 6 months.
“It may do well for the state to indicate the number of cases where overloaded goods vehicles were required to shed the overload before being allowed to pass and the cases instituted in such regard. Details pertaining to such cases from April 1, 2022 should be furnished,” the Division Bench said in its order passed after hearing a PIL filed by activist Tennydard M Marak.
The court also said since an affidavit has been filed on behalf of the petitioner taking exception to the report filed by the state and several anomalies, particularly relating to the functioning of the limited number of weighbridges in the state have been pointed out, the state should address the issues and satisfy the court that there is a system in place for ensuring adherence to the load limits which have been notified.
The next hearing will be held on November 16.