1,301 cases against water tankers, heavy vehicles

A traffic policeman checks a goods vehicle for violations.

The Bengaluru Traffic Police conducted a special drive recently in the  East division against water tankers and goods vehicles carrying material protruding out of the vehicles without proper permits and documents.

Sources in the traffic department said 1,301 cases were booked in all wards of East Bengaluru. Around  650 cases were booked against water tankers with no documents and necessary permits while the other half were heavy goods vehicles that carried pointed and long objects sticking out dangerously during peak hours.

“We checked for load and speed factors, including documents. The number of cases booked was higher than what we expected,” said Anupam Agarwal, DCP (traffic east). He said that cases of water tankers violating rules were more in areas like Whitefield, Kadugodi, Old Airport Road, Electronics City, Halasuru and Krishnarajapuram. 

“These areas are IT corridors where residents are deprived of Cauvery water, especially those living in apartments. Hence, water tankers are rampant in these areas. We booked the maximum number of cases against water tankers in these areas,” he added.

The East division had conducted several special drives previosuly against autorickshaws and school vehicles in all the wards. “The purpose is to spread a message and create awareness about traffic rules and violations. Our drives have had a positive impact on many drivers. I can see the autorickshaw drivers parking their vehicles in an orderly manner in the stands. They also show us the required documents,” said the DCP. 

Residents in areas where there is heavy traffic opined that such drives need to be carried out even on Sarjapur Road, Balagere Road near Varthur and Varthur main road.

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