Bengaluru

Heavy goods vehicles banned during the day

To decongest major roads in the city, the movement of heavy goods vehicles (capacity of over three tonnes) has been banned between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. Also, there will be a round-the-clock ban on movement of goods vehicles in a two-km radius of Vidhana Soudha. The police are said to be chalking out modalities to enforce the ban.

B. Dayanand, Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic), said: “Movement of heavy vehicles and haphazard parking on arterial roads has compounded the traffic problem and worsened noise and air pollution.”

Keeping this in mind, Police Commissioner M.N. Reddi invoked the Central Motor Vehicle Act and Karnataka Traffic Control Act to ban movement of heavy vehicles during the day.

As per his orders, such vehicles have been barred from plying on arterial roads, including Hosur Road, Bannerghatta Road, Kanakapura Road, Mysore Road, Magadi Road, Tumkur Road, Hesaraghatta Road, Bellary Road, Old Madras Road and Sarjapura Road.

Regarding the ban around Vidhana Soudha, vehicles carrying essential commodities (food, water, fuel, construction material and garbage) and heavy vehicles of the military, police, Department of Posts are exempt.

However, in case of emergencies, movement of heavy vehicles will be allowed after due clearance from a special single-window committee, headed by Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic).


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