Mangaluru, Dec 22, 2018: Police Commissioner T.R. Suresh on Friday said that police will not allow fish transporting vehicles to operate on city roads if they are not fitted with waste water collection tanks and seize them if they are found spilling waste water while in motion.
He was responding to complaints of waste water menace from fish carrying vehicles and pungent smell from those transporting decayed fish to fish meal factories, during the weekly phone-in programme here. A caller from Neereshwalia said that the menace is more pronounced on the Goods Shed Road which is very narrow where even students have to suffer the ordeal.
Nemu Kottary from Jeppu had also repeatedly been complaining about the fish truck menace. While containerised fish trucks, of late, do not spill waste water on roads, light commercial vehicles spill waste water. Mr. Suresh said that though the police have regularly been taking up the drive, the menace stops during the drive and recurs soon after. Henceforth, regular monitoring would be in place, he said.
Bus stops on NH
A caller from Kuloor complained that buses halting at the Honnakatte Junction bus shelter on NH 66 have been obstructing traffic.
Police Inspector (Traffic-South) Gurudutt Kamath said that though the police have been booking cases against buses halting right on the highway instead of at bus bays or service roads, people force buses to halt on the NH. Now police are compelling passengers to move to the designated halts instead of waiting on the road flanks.
Two callers from Urwa Stores complained about the menace of dumping of seized vehicles on police station premises and sought their disposal. Mr. Suresh said that only vehicles involved in court cases are kept on the station premises amid acute space shortage. Vehicles involved in accidents are not brought to the stations; instead the RTO inspects such vehicles at the accident spot itself and the vehicles are handed over to the owners.
A woman from Kavoor complained about the absence of police personnel at Kavoor Junction to regulate traffic, to which Mr. Suresh said that immediate action would be taken. To another complaint from Bejai about youth riding dangerously on motorcycles fitted with tampered with silencers, the Commissioner assured the caller of action.
Deputy Commissioners of Police Hanumantharaya (Law and Order) and Uma Prashanth (Crime and Traffic), Traffic Police Inspectors Amanulla and Shivaprakash were present.
Courtesy: The hindu