Ggn police begin crackdown on overloaded vehicles
The law enforcing agencies have begun cracking down on the overloaded heavy vehicles in Gurugram.
On Saturday, a special campaign was launched by the Gurugram Police to take action against such vehicles where nine heavy ones were held and fined by the officials.
While two overloaded vehicles were held in the Eastern District, seven were held in the southern district of Gurugram.
The police have registered complaints under sections of 279 (rash driving), 336 (endangering personal safety), 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of IPC.
Sources in police mentioned that the campaign to take action against the offenders will continue on a large scale in days to come.
Overloaded heavy vehicles are one of the major reasons of rising number of accidents.Besides this, the public officials also highlight that these vehicles also contribute to deadly pollution levels.
Earlier too there has been an action that has been initiated against these vehicles. For the month of March, the Regional Transport Authority (RTA) collected more than Rs 1 crore in fine mainly from fining the overloaded vehicles.
Yet, even after action by the public agencies overloaded vehicles continue to move in large numbers.
"On a timely basis, we are taking action against the overloaded trucks. There is so
much of mafia in play in Gurugram that it becomes a challenge to fully end this problem. For long there was not acting on this issue however with rising complaint and incident of accidents we are now rectifying this challenge," said a senior public official.