Imphal, Nov 24: Late yesterday afternoon security escort team of the 7th IRB Battalion which went to escort the goods ferrying trucks which were stuck at Jiribam had clear the pile up earth in the middle of the road in between Keimai and Oinamlong. The security team later called on truck drivers which were stranded at Jiribam and asked to proceed for the journey.
Since early today morning the security escorted as many as 433 loaded trucks including Oil Tanker vehicles and other essential items ferrying trucks. Report said that among the 433 loaded trucks – 33 are Petrol tanker trucks, 58 diesel tanker trucks, 4 SK Oil tanker trucks, 3 ATF Fuel tanker trucks, 99 rice loaded trucks, 86 cement loaded trucks and 144 trucks loaded with essential and edible items. The report further added that the CO of the 7th IRB Battalion led the escort team from Jiribam till Nungba and from Nungba Assistant Commandant of the same battalion escorted the trucks till Imphal.
To the relieve of the people here in the state the trucks which had left early in the morning are expected to reached Imphal either by late today evening or before dawn tomorrow, while those trucks which left Jiri late in the after will halt at an secure station along the highway and will proceed early tomorrow morning. Those trucks will reach Imphal tomorrow evening.