Rajganj, 24th July: Several drivers, passengers, and pedestrians are facing a lot of difficulties due to heavy traffic congestion in Siliguri-Jalpaiguri National Highway.
As per the report, construction work is underway to turn the Siliguri-Jalpaiguri National Highway into a four-lane highway. Potholes and road cracks on the highway also tend to slow the traffic further leading to congestion.
While several long-distance freight trucks are sighted stuck midway, bus drivers choose not to ply on the cramped highway and opt for a different route.
Several vehicle drivers alleged that they have to wait for long hours, without food or drinking water, for the traffic to clear.