STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Tipper lorry movement to be controlled

Published: 02nd January 2013 10:26 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd January 2013 10:26 AM   |  A+A-

The Transport Department has decided to restrict the movement of tipper lorries in the mornings and evenings across the state. Transport Department officials have said that an order in this regard has been issued by the Additional Chief Secretary a week ago. Directions will be given to all Regional Transport Officers to enforce the restrictions accordingly.

According to sources, accidents involving tipper lorries have been increasing, and such an order was passed on the basis of a judgement made by the Kerala High Court. “The High Court had observed that the necessary power has to be invoked under Section 115 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, imposing restrictions on the running time of tipper lorries during peak hours in the mornings and evenings. The government, considering the High Court observation and public interest, decided to restrict the movement of vehicles equipped with the tipping mechanism on the roads all across the state,” said an official in the Transport Department.

Accordingly, an order has been passed that tipper lorries will not be permitted to operate on the roads across the state from 8 am to 10 am and 3 pm to 5 pm. The Motor Vehicles Department officials had been directed to erect traffic signs under Section 116 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, at suitable places across the state to bring the new restrictions to the public notice.

Regional Transport Officer B J Antony said that there are separate restrictions passed by the individual RTOs in each district regarding the movement of tipper lorries.

“RTOs in most of the districts, on the basis of their power, had restricted the movement of tipper lorries. But this order might be enforced across the state.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp