Chhattisgarh government has decided to restart 16 border transport checkposts that were closed for the last three years, an official said on Sunday. These checkposts were scrapped in July, 2017 by the previous BJP government which at the time claimed it wanted to make Chhattisgarh a “barrierfree state” after implementation of GST.
“The state transport department on Saturday issued an order to restart 16 transport check posts located in border areas of 10 districts,” a state public relations official said. Barriers will be restarted in Patekohra, Chhote Manpur and Manpur in Rajnandgaon, Chilfi in Kabirdham, Khamharpali and Bagbahara in Mahasamund, Kevchi in Bilaspur, Dhanvar and Ramnujganj in Balrampur, Ghutritola and Chanti in Koriya, Rengarpali in Raigarh, Shankh and Lavakera in Jashpur, Konta in Sukma and Dhanpunji in Bastar, the official informed.
“The flying squads of the transport department will also start functioning. A separate order will be issued for appointment of officials and employees at these checkposts,” he added.