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Dankuni Highway Faces Turmoil as Truckers Protest Stringent Hit-and-Run Penalties in West Bengal

Truckers Rally and Road Blockade in Dankuni Against Harsh Hit-and-Run Penalties, Protestors Decry 10-Year Jail Term and Rs 7 Lakh Fine in New Laws.

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Kolkata, Dec 31 (The Street Press India) – Hundreds of truck and commercial vehicle drivers gathered near Dankuni toll plaza in West Bengal’s Hooghly district on Sunday, blocking national highway number 2 for about two hours. They were protesting against new laws for hit-and-run cases.

Around 10:30 am at Chanditala, the protest intensified as drivers blocked the road by burning tires and parking their vehicles in the middle, as reported by the police.

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The police successfully cleared the road blockade, and vehicle movement resumed at 12:50 pm, according to an officer.

One of the protesting truck drivers mentioned, “We’ve been told the new laws impose a 10-year jail term and a Rs 7 lakh fine for hit-and-run cases.”

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