Trucks continue to obstruct highway
Despite strict warning by the city police, fearless truck drivers continue to obstruct highways and park their vehicles along the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway.Updated: Nov 29, 2011 01:36 IST
Despite strict warning by the city police, fearless truck drivers continue to obstruct highways and park their vehicles along the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway.
Many drivers park their vehicles near the toll plaza, Iffco Chowk, Shankar Chowk and other parts of the expressway because of a large-scale prostitution racket running all along the stretch.
The truck drivers are lured by the transgenders who dress up like women at night.
The city police warned the highway toll operators and the construction companies against allowing parking of vehicles on the roadside.
The warning came after a number of accidents took place involving illegally-parked vehicles. On November 16, 10 people were killed when a canter rammed into a stationary truck near Rampura crossing on National Highway-8.
The city police have asked the truck owners to park their vehicles only at authorised places and their vehicles should have reflector tapes to avoid any accidents.
According to the new norms of the state government, 80% of a parked vehicle should be covered by reflective tapes so that other vehicles can see them from a distance and change lane accordingly.
"We have not received any complaints about illegal parking. We will take strict action against such vehicles and their owners, if they will park their vehicles on the roadside," said Bharti Arora, DCP, traffic.
Earlier, the expressway management firm had blamed the city police for not acting against illegally-parked vehicles on the roadside.
The police, on the other hand, had said that it is the responsibility of the expressway management company to remove illegally-parked vehicles.
First Published: Nov 29, 2011 01:35 IST