Truckers Scream CAAAR as Cops Cry Tractor!

Truckers Scream CAAAR as Cops Cry Tractor!

Submitted by Newseditor on Mon, 2015-12-07 20:12 Bengaluru: In order to control and monitor the increased traffic chaos in Bengaluru city and put to rest the public cynicism against Bengaluru City Traffic police, the latter has planned to ban tractors and trailers inside the city. However, the truck owners association is opposing the initiative. According to police, there are 28 types of vehicles on road in state and it is becoming increasingly difficult to control traffic. It may be recalled that the voices of dissent took an uproar with thousands of techies and other denizens of Whitefield taking off from work and hitting the streets with the #savewhitefield protest. This had compelled the civic authorities and transport department to start improving the road on Whitefield-Kundahalli stretch. Redressing traffic congestion and the consequent alleged that every day they spend more of the time on bus congested road than the office work hours. “Bangalore City Police is planning to ban tractors and trailers from city roads. We will try to build a consensus on this,” M A Saleem, Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic) tweeted.  Planning to ban tractors and trailers from city roads. Will try to build consensus on this.— Dr. M A Saleem, IPS (@AddlCPTraffic) December 5, 2015  However, Federation of Karnataka Lorry Owners and Agents is opposing this initiative outrightly calling it a failure. G R Shanmugappa, president of the federation said, “Let the department ban private cars driving techies. There are about 4 lakh outsourced cabs in city and they are attached to IT-BT firms. If all the cabs are banned and companies are given a bus facility, then the present traffic issues will be solved easily,” he said adding, “Let the department consult us before taking a decision and we will tell how to solve the problem.” According to the Federation, in a day only 30-40 trailers get inside the city premises and most of them move on outer ring road and NICE road.