The queue of goods vehicles at the Walayar check-post continued for the third day today with the vehicles lined up to Chavadi inside the Tamil Nadu border. The queue of vehicles extended from 6 to 8 kilometres from Walayar.
However, since the ‘green channel’ system which enables the smooth transport of public and private transport vehicles was open on Sunday, the KSRTC buses were able to conduct their services smoothly. Unlike the last two days, the movement of transport vehicles was not blocked as the ‘green channel’ was open.
“The vehicle rush is owing to the Onam festival. On Sunday, 11 of the 12 counters were functioning at the check-post even though there is a shortage of staff. The transfer is due for the 54 inspectors who have completed their six-month term. Despite this, all of them are cooperating with the work. Another 16 inspectors are needed for controlling the rush,“ said the duty officer at the check-post counter.
He said on Sunday, two ‘green channel’ counters were opened and the heavy goods vehicles were all cleared from the check-post to prevent any blocks. The delay was being experienced only for the parcel service lorries as they needed inspection, he said.
“It is the traffic snarl at the check-posts of the Excise Department and the Motor Vehicles Department which resulted in the delays,” blamed the check-post officials of the Department of Commercial Tax.