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Finally! space for vehicles on Durgapur Expressway

Finally! space for vehicles on Durgapur Expressway
PTI
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First Published: Mon, Sep 08 2008. 11 10 AM IST
Updated: Mon, Sep 08 2008. 11 10 AM IST
Singur: Traffic resumed on both lanes of Durgapur Expressway Monday, a day after Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee suspended her two-week long protest near the Tata Motors’ small car plant.
Police said the movement of vehicular traffic, which was affected due to the protest, resumed on both sides of the busy highway and the protest platforms were being dismantled. Chairs placed on one side of the expressway have been removed to facilitate traffic movement.
However, the Tata Motors, which had suspended work at the plant, was yet to come out with a statement as to when work would resume at the Nano plant.
One flank of the vital highway was opened to traffic on 31 August, eight days after Trinamool Congress laid siege to the car plant site blocking the Expressway, after the Calcutta High Court directed the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) to free the road.
Banerjee announced Sunday night that the protest would be called off following the agreement with the state government after marathon talks at Raj Bhavan between her and Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee in the presence of Governor Gopal Krishna Gandhi.
The statement issued by the Governor said that the government would respond to the demands of those farmers who have not received compensation, by means of land provided to the maximum within the project area and the rest in adjacent areas as early as possible.
A committee would be formed to ascertain the scope and settle the modalities within a week and during this time, the government would urge all the vendors not to make any construction.
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First Published: Mon, Sep 08 2008. 11 10 AM IST