Chief Secretary E K Bharat Bhushan visited the Walayar checkpoint on Monday as part of submitting a feasibility report on establishing an integrated checkpoint for bringing the operations of the Commercial, Excise and Transport departments under one roof.
In a related development, the All India Lorry Owners’ Association has warned that they will stop services to Kerala from July 20 if the block at the Walayar checkpoint continues.
K Suresh, inspecting assistant commissioner, Walayar checkpoint, said he has already communicated with Arumughan, president, the Coimbatore Lorry Owners’ Association, in this regard, and assured that Kerala is doing all it can to make sure that long queues of vehicles at Walayar are a thing of the past.
Bharat Bhushan called on the truck operators to not to resort to any agitations or stop their services to Kerala. District Collector Ali Asghar Pasha said that the chief secretary has asked him to convene a meeting of truck operators and officials to sort out the issue of traffic clogging experienced at the checkpoint.
He added the chief secretary wanted a long-term solution.