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Curbs on entry of heavy vehicles

In order to curb increasing number of accidents involving heavy vehicles, Gurgaon police have restricted the movement of buses and trucks within the city.

india Updated: Mar 29, 2011 00:57 IST
HT Correspondent

In order to curb increasing number of accidents involving heavy vehicles, Gurgaon police have restricted the movement of buses and trucks within the city.

According to traffic police, the haphazard movement of heavy vehicles put commuters’ life in danger apart from hampering movement of traffic.

The police have begun imposing fines for violating traffic rules. Hundreds of challans have been issued to buses and trucks for breaking lane driving norms.

The city police have also changed the timing of entry and exit of heavy vehicles.

“The Maruti container can enter in the city from 9:30pm to 7am, when the movement of private vehicles is very less,” a traffic police official said.

“Apart from that, only 30 containers and heavy trucks will be allowed to enter in the city so that traffic will not be disturb and their timing will be between 11am and 4pm,” the official said.

Alok Mittal, Joint commissioner of police, said: “There is a need of collective efforts to control such incidents.”

“The trucks are mainly meant for industries located in the city. So we have issued notice to industries,” he said, adding that the heavy vehicles have also been warned against overtaking.