Hyderabad: Not all heavy vehicles will be allowed on the Outer Ring Road from now, with the government deciding to restrict plying of ‘dangerous vehicles’ on the high speed corridor.
Vehicles transporting heavy goods, including rocks and other construction material, without proper covers and safety precautions, will be the ones to be kept off the ORR and its service roads, with such vehicles to be seized apart from hefty fines being imposed on them.
The decision for such restrictions came after Vinod Reddy, a Twitter user tweeted a photograph to Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister KT Rama Rao, showing a lorry carrying huge rocks moving along an ORR service road without any backdoors, with the rocks posing the danger of falling on vehicles behind the lorry.
The Minister was quick to respond, thanking Reddy for bringing the issue to his notice and further, requesting Principal Secretary (MAUD) Arvind Kumar to issue instructions to the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority and the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation to control such dangerous vehicles plying on the roads.
Suggest that you seize these vehicles with help of RTA and Police https://t.co/h8KWRjjHXn
— KTR (@KTRTRS) September 21, 2019
He also suggested that such vehicles be seized with the help of the Regional Transport Authority and the Police. Arvind Kumar too responded to the tweet, saying necessary action would be taken in coordination with the Police and Transport departments.
“We will also impose hefty fines apart from seizing such vehicles. Instructions have already been issued not to permit such lorries on the ORR,” he said.
Will take necessary action sir. We will take it up in coordination with @TelanganaDGP police & transport Dept. We will also impose hefty fines apart from seizing such vehicles. Already instructed not to permit such lorries on ORR @HMDA_Gov
— Arvind Kumar (@arvindkumar_ias) September 21, 2019