Home department seeks ban on vehicles more than 15 years old

Home department seeks ban on vehicles more than 15 years old
The Home department has requested the Transport department to ban the movement of vehicles which are more than 15 years old to prevent accidents and check pollution in the city. “The police have observed that old vehicles are involved in more accidents due to mechanical faults. These vehicles are also contributing to increasing pollution,” Home Minister G Parameshwara told reporters on Saturday.

The minister has made a request to his Cabinet colleague, Transport Minister Ramalinga Reddy to ban vehicles which are over 15 years old, in Bengaluru. Soon, officials of the Home and Transport departments will deliberate on banning such vehicles. Replying to a question on traffic jams due to protests at the Freedom Park, the minister said that the government has not yet taken any decision to identify a separate venue for protests outside the heart of the city.

Murder cases
Regarding the murder attempt on Kadabagere Srinivas, Parameshwara said that there was no political pressure on the police. “The police have arrested a few suspects, while some others are at large who would be arrested soon,” he said. “Some important cases require more time for the arrests of suspects. Maximum number of police officers are working on cracking the murder case of Prof M M Kalaburagi, but the police are still clueless.”

The home minister, who took part in the property parade at the police commissioner’s office, handed over stolen vehicles to the owners. In the past few months, the city police have recovered stolen properties worth Rs 2.97 crore. Parameshwara said the government will organise property parades every month to return the stolen properties to their owners.
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