PANAJI: Following threats from the Belgavi Transport Owners to stop the supply of vegetables and milk to Goa, the State government has amended its earlier order banning vehicles on Chorla Ghat.
The new order states the District Magistrate, North Goa has prohibited entry and plying of Heavy Commercial Vehicles (Multi Axle Vehicles) from the routes Dattawadi, Sankhali junction to the end of Goa State border on the Goa-Belagavi State Highway No. 1 on the Chorla Ghat, from (PHC) Sankhali junction to end of the Goa State border On State Highway No. 1 on Chorla Ghat and from Honda junction to end of the Goa State border on State Highway No.1 on Chorla Ghat, for the period up to March 19, 2023, except between 10.00 p.m. to 5.00 a.m.
The earlier order had imposed a total ban on the movement of Heavy vehicles in the Ghat section.
This left hundreds of trucks stranded on both sides of the road for several kilometres till Monday night as these vehicles were unable to cross the Karnataka-Goa border, prompting angry reactions from truck operators on both sides of the border.
Long queues of trucks were seen stranded for about 10 kms, right from Kankumbi till the Goa border in Chorla Ghat.