Joint drive by BDA, identify truckers
Truck drivers are reluctant to go to the allotted place and instead, park vehicles elsewhere thereby flouting rules. The drive will be launched to ensure truckers.
Bareilly: The Bareilly Development Authority (BDA) and administration will soon launch a joint drive against truckers who often park their vehicles along roads and public places instead of taking them to Transport Nagar. The drive will be focused on identifying erring truckers flouting the basic parking rules.
Officials at BDA said that heavy vehicles occupy public places and roadside areas. Despite Transport Nagar, truck drivers are reluctant to go to the allotted place and instead, park vehicles elsewhere thereby flouting rules. The drive will be launched to ensure that truckers move to the designated place.
BDA’s vice-chairperson Divya Mittal said, “A joint drive will be launched in the city and on the outskirts to check on heavy vehicle drivers. Officials will be talking to drivers of goods transport vehicles to ascertain why they avoid going to Transport Nagar, and instead park their trucks on public places.”
He further added,”The authority has provided basic amenities including proper road infrastructure, electricity supply, street lights, water supply and sufficient vehicle parking space. Yet, transporters are not settling down. Fresh efforts will be made to ensure that truckers move to Transport Nagar.”
“It has been observed that goods carriers are being parked on city roads and its outskirts in early hours and sometimes even during the day. Illegal parking of heavy vehicles along roads, petrol pumps and other public places results in road congestion. Besides, a few even operate on the city roads during the restricted hours,” Mittal added.
Officials further said that inner city areas including Quila, Shyamganj and city outskirts such as Nakatiya and Nariyawal are some of the places where truckers are usually spotted illegally parking their vehicles.
The Transport Nagar was founded during 1996-97 and was constructed on 24.89 hectares of land. Later, in 2001, it was upgraded with numerous facilities such as telephone exchange, toilets, electric service station, police station, fire station, four religious spaces and a community hall. However, it was unable to meet the needs of few transporters since people had misused the shops allotted in the area which resulted in unsuccessful settlement of the place.
The development authority later conducted several eviction drives and made the place free of encroachers. But the place is yet to be fully occupied.