Tractor-trailers menace @Bangalore Roads

Just came across this article in Hindu. Talking about the Tractor trailer menace on Bangalore roads, the rampant use for commercial activities though banned by Karnataka Motor Vehicle Rules continues to clutter the existing busy roads and the authorities does not bother to curb them at all.


Here are some pictures I have been taking of their usage in the city and the purpose is completely commercial like construction and water tanker services. frequent breakdowns like the one shown below had held up the traffic for more than hour on the busy road…


The driver of a tractor-trailer has poor visibility as far as vehicles behind him are concerned.


Victims of road accidents involving tractor-trailers would not get insurance coverage, as their operation in the city is illegal. They are difficult to maneuver in the city traffic and cause severe disruption to the commuters.


According to an officer in the traffic police, entry of tractor-trailers is prohibited within the city, just like trucks. However, those being operated by the Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BMP), the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) and the Karnataka Land Army are exempted from the ban.



Implementation and enforcement of Motor vehicle rules is yet another concern bangaloreans face when it comes to RTO. Apart from catching the out of state two wheelers and helpless appearance on congested roads, the traffic cops need a serious wake up call, it’s not about building additional lanes but directing and managing the traffic within them is equally important. Will someone take a note!!

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