KAKKANAD: The District Collector’s order to seize the vehicles and trailers parked illegally along the Container Road is turning to be a headache for the Motor Vehicles Department and the police.
The dearth of dumping yard is one of the major concern for implementing the order.
District Collector M G Rajamanickam had issued an ultimatum to the Cochin Port Trust to take steps to stop container-laden trucks from parking along the stretch and also seize them as unclaimed if the owners failed to clear the trailers by November 19. The departments issued an urgent notice to as many as 35 vehicle owners wanting to clear the the trailers along the Container Road. Meanwhile, the police also served notice on 65 erring vehicles.
Interestingly, the department is yet to confiscate the vehicles owing to unavailability of dumping yard.
“As per the Collector’s directive, the vehicles have to be cleared by November 19. But that’s impossible owing to lack of space for dumping and lack of heavy crane,” said an official in the MVD.
RTO K M Shaji said the dearth of dumping yard is one of the major concern. “However, we have shifted some of the small vehicles along the stretch to a deserted area near the stretch. Also, we have issued notice to the owners for clearing the vehicles failing which the vehicles would be auctioned with immediate effect,” he said.