BHUBANESWAR: The freewheeling by heavy automobile drivers inside the Twin Cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack has become a major cause of commuters’ problems, and the planned mismanagement via the authorities has irritated the menace.
Heavy vehicles may be seen driving callously without sticking to a specific lane. They overtake consistent with their will and thus positioned the commuters’ lives at risk.
The scenario becomes even more minacious all through the night while truck drivers force below the impact on alcohol to cover long-distance trips. Checking such violations became much more streamlined when senior IPS officer BK Sharma became Twin City Commissioner of Police. However, the scenario has now long passed for a toss.
While site visitor interceptors are busy accumulating fines from truck drivers for overloading, employees of PCR vans stationed at the toll road no longer appear to be worried about the protection of citizens. They like to relax in the reclining seats of the vehicles.
Police assets stated three visitor interceptors inside the State Capital for behavior enforcement sports. While one interceptor is with the Commissionerate Police, different cars are with RTO I and II.
One of the interceptors is typically stationed at the Bhubaneswar-Cuttack toll road, and police block the heavy motors to test for overload. The surprising diversion with the aid of truck drivers towards the traffic interceptor also poses an incredible threat to the commuters behind the heavy automobiles.
According to Rules of Road Regulations, 1989, the driver of a motor vehicle is meant to power the automobile as close to the left facet of the road as may be expedient and permit all site visitors proceeding within the contrary path to skip on their right-hand aspect.
“A man crossing the street while a speeding truck shifting on the proper lane overwhelmed him to dying a a few months again. If trucks ply on the left side, then many such incidents can be prevented,” a tea stall proprietor in Nakahara said. In 2016, Commissionerate Police launched a cognizance campaign for truck drivers and advised them to power at the left aspect of the highway; however, to no avail. Police had additionally set up banners alongside the motorway directing the drivers of the heavy automobiles to force at the left side of the roads.
Regional Transport Office (RTO) officials admitted rash driving with the aid of truck drivers and said they’re, in most cases, driving on the right side of the roads to avoid interruptions. “We specialize in site visitor violations like being under the influence of alcohol driving, using without helmets, etc. We have also decided to focus on rash driving as motorists can be visible using the City roads.
Highway patrolling may also be better to test that heavy vehicles are not plying at the right facet,” said Bhubaneswar DCP Anup Sahu. The closing four years’ data shows how unsafe the Capital City roads are for two-wheeler and 4-wheeler drivers. About 653 cases of injuries had been reported right here in 2018, towards six hundred in 2017, 598 in 2016, and 600 in 2015.
In 2016, the Commissionerate Police launched an awareness campaign for truck drivers.
Truck drivers are advised to pressure on the left facet of the dual carriageway; the rule is no longer being observed.
Banners asking drivers to to check the violation.
Six hundred fifty-three cases of injuries were suggested in 2018 in opposition to six hundred in 2017, 598 in 2016, and six hundred in 2015.