Motor Vehicle law For open trucks
Transporting waste, construction materials in open trucks made an offence under Motor Vehicle law
NEW DELHI: Tightening the noose around the menace of transporting construction materials, municipal waste and any other loose items in open trucks, the government has made this an offence under the Motor Vehicle law. The new norm, which has come into effect from, will strengthen the enforcement of guidelines notified by the environment ministry earlier this year to mitigate construction and demolition dust.
The road transport ministry has added a new condition to the Central Motor Vehicle Rules (CMVR) saying, “All goods carriage vehicles shall carry goods in a closed body of the vehicle or container… If it is necessary to carry goods in open bodies, goods shall be covered by using appropriate cover like tarpaulin or any other suitable material.”
A ministry official said no specific norm in the CMVR was a cause of nuisance so far as vehicles carrying construction material or garbage without covers. “Now traffic police and transport department personnel can take action against the violators. The new norm has become applicable from November 2,” he added.
The government has also made it mandatory for all goods carrying vehicles to affixed reflective tapes at front and rear for their easy detection at night to avoid collision with other vehicles.