Mangaluru May 6, 2016: Karavali Karnataka Lorry Owners Association has urged the government to fulfil the various demands of the sand lorry owners.
Speaking to the Press at Janatha Delux on May 6, Member of the Association Varun Chowta said that the lorry owners faced several problems since the past one and a half years. The steep fall in the price of sand has also added to their problem.
Though as per the rules only 21 tons of sand can be transported, the officials have failed to take strict action against those lorries which are resorting to over loading.
Even lorries of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala registration were transporting sand illegally within Karnataka, he alleged and sought steps to end this practice.
Chowta also urged steps to allow sand loading 24 hours in Mangaluru harbour where it is restricted after 7 pm.
He also stated that lorry owners would resort to a protest if the demands are not fulfilled.
Working President K.B.Sujan, President Vasantha Bangera, Secretary Sachin Kulai were present.