Police has launched a massive crackdown on over-loaded vehicles/dumpers plying on national highway two and Faridabad-Gurgaon road for the last two days for damaging public property besides endangering human lives and inconvenience to the commuters.
"We have started a crackdown against over-loaded vehicles/trucks/dumpers entering Faridabad for the last two days," join commissioner of police Anil Kumar Rao told Hindustan Times, informing that over 17 cases were registered under Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act 1984.
The police spokesman later informed that about 17 people, mostly drivers or owners of the vehicles, were arrested and their vehicles have been seized for violating the Act. The offenders were also booked under Sections 279 and 336 of IPC.
It has become extremely difficult for the small vehicles to drive in the city as the heavily over-loaded trucks and dumpers cause inconvenience to small vehicles. On Faridabad-Gurgaon road, accidents of heavily loaded vehicles have become a routine affair.
"The drive will continue for an indefinite period," Rao added.
After the Supreme Court ban on mining in Faridabad belt a few years ago, the dumpers over-loaded with stones have been entering the city from various other entry points.