Open lorries with building material: 41 cases filed

Last Updated 16 March 2019, 17:53 IST

As many as 41 cases have been booked against vehicles carrying sand, gravel and other construction materials in open lorries, said Mangaluru City Commissioner of Police Sandeep Patil.

He was speaking during the weekly phone-in programme at the City Police Commissionerate in the city.

The Commissionerate had issued instructions to container lorries to cover the construction materials with tarpaulin to avoid the materials from spilling on the road, he clarified.

Patil, meanwhile, said that two machines are being used to tow away the vehicles for illegal parking in the areas covered by the Mangaluru east and west traffic police. A third machine will arrive in a week, he added.

Responding to a grievance put forth by a caller during the phone-in, the top police officer said that 103 cases in four days against vehicles using shrill horns and the drivers will be continued.

A caller had complained that some drivers have been making alterations in their vehicles to produce shrill horns, which caused inconvenience especially to senior citizens.

A senior citizen requested to lay humps near Kottara Chowki checkpost to control vehicle speed, while another person wanted the extra humps to be removed from Chilimbi Road. There were also requests for humps at Marigudi Temple Road in Urwa and on the Padil Road. Citizens requested for a repaint of the zebra crossings at Bajpe, Mannagudde and other main roads.

The attention of the police commissioner was drawn towards the ill fate of the police quarters in the city. Patil said that grants have been released for the maintenance of the quarters.

Other complaints poured in during the programme, including on lack of a bus shelter at Baikampady, illegal parking on the Gurupura – Kaikamba Road, parking of goods vehicles in the Central Market area, non-accessibility of seats reserved for senior citizens in city buses, fraudulent weights used in a petrol pump in Balmatta, fish lorry menace, problems caused by hooligans and open flow of sewage in Thokkottu.

(Published 16 March 2019, 17:43 IST)

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