East Singhbhum district administration has decided to take the help of the corporate sector to rein in rogue drivers in the habit of parking trucks and trailers on approach roads, leading to regular bottlenecks.
Deputy commissioner Amitabh Kaushal said that there had been protests, the latest voiced by a delegation of BJP over illegal parking of heavy vehicles on roads leading to the city.
“I have directed East Singhbhum district transport officer Sanjiv Kujur and DSP (traffic) Jagadish Prasad to slap spot fines on heavy vehicles parked on roads in no-parking zones. Directives have been issued to private companies to blacklist such vehicles,” Kaushal said.
Trucks mostly use the stretch from Tata Steel Hot Strip Mill gate to RD Tata Technical Education Centre roundabout in Golmuri, between Tata Steel Tubes Division (Burmamines) to Tata Motors south gate, Bhuiyandih Slag Road (in Sitaramdera) and Bara Company road in Sidhgora.
Earlier, the police would slap fines on heavy vehicles for parking in banned zones of the steel city during special drives. As per MVI Act, owners (or present possessors) of heavy vehicles are liable to be fined Rs 1,000 if the vehicle is parked inappropriately.
The latest directive by the DC to the corporate sector is likely to hurt owners of heavy vehicles the most. “This step will make heavy vehicles owners think twice before parking their vehicles in no-parking zones near companies” said Kulwant Singh, general secretary of BJP Yuva Morcha, who met Kaushal.