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FKCCI is unhappy over banning trucks during day time

ENARADA, Bengaluru, January 13, 2015

Terming the recent ban on movement of trucks inside the city during day time is an ‘obstacle’ for the growth of industries and business houses , Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FKCCI) has sought revival of ban.

To discuss the burning issue, members  from various Trade and Industrial associations actively took part in an interactive meeting with Rajendra Prasad, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Traffic, East, in the cabinet hall of FKCCI, today.

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Members of FKCCI attending an interactive meeting with police department to discuss the problems arising after police issued notification banning movement of trucks inside Bengaluru city during day time. Photo: ENARADA.COM

In an unilateral voice they urged the Government to lift ban on movement of trucks during day time, claiming it has already resulted in business drop by 50% besides creating other problems such as corruption, price rise, unemployment, losing export orders and escalation in Production cost due to non availability of raw materials in time.

The recent notification issued by Bengaluru city police prohibiting movement of goods vehicles weighing above 3 tons during day time is not a scientific approach to solve the traffic congestion in the city, as many smaller vehicles will be used for distribution and it may worsen the situation further, members of FKCCI  observed.

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Rajendra Prasad, DCP Traffic, East and S.Sampathraman, President, FKCCI exchanging a note in the meeting. Photo: ENARADA.COM

Rajendra Prasad, DCP Traffic, east, after patiently listening to the arguments raised in the meeting, said banning trucks during day time was necessary to de-congest Bengaluru traffic.  He however, clarified that ban does not apply for trucks  carrying essential commodities.

He requested Industrialists and traders to co-operate with the police department and try to adopt new timings for loading and unloading goods during night.

“It may take some time to get adjusted to the new system but it is not difficult. When software engineers are working in night shift, getting unskilled labourers for loading or unloading is not that difficult,” Prasad opined.

Rajendra Prasad further added, ban is being done on an experimental basis and suggestions and views expressed by members will be conveyed to the Government.

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