The Federation of Consumer and Service Organisations, Tiruchi, has appealed to the Commissioner of Police to take steps to check the plying of motorised fish carts within the city and check rash driving of private buses.

In a representation to the Commissioner of Police, its president M.Sekaran said movement of motorised fish carts were stopped when Mr.Karuna Sagar served as the City Police Commissioner a couple of years ago.

Action should be initiated to check motorised fish carts considering the safety of road users.

He said drivers of many private buses violated rules and resorted to rash driving. Law enforcers must ensure that buses did not exceed the permitted speed limit of 30 km per hour within the city.

Parking of lorries

The Federation said the stretch from Gandhi Market to the Old Milk Farm circle witnessed traffic jams due to parking of lorries for unloading on both sides of the road.

Though there was a system to allow lorries and mini-goods carriers within the city between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. and from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., this was not being followed.

Streamlining traffic

Streamlining the traffic system at central and chathram bus stands, improving the traffic system on Thanjavur road from Gandhi Market, checking overloading in autorickshaws, provision for pedestrian crossings at all signals, and arrangements for safe crossing of school children were among other issues that found mention in the representation.