overloading of trucks
organised truck cos like GATI,TVS roadways,etc exercise a lot of restrictions but single truck owners/aggregators are the culprits.
the damage caused to the highways on account of such overloading is phenomenal as our road construction is of poor quality,due to corruption involved in award of contracts as well as usage of inferior quality of materials.
using data analytics,the RTOs can idendtify the predominant routes where this kind of misuse is rampant,employ flying squads and cancel the FC of that vehicle for a certain period of time so that the owner is not able to run the vehicle. more
I am not too sure about your assumption that Roads get damaged due to overloading of vehicles passing over them as roads are not designed with specific vehicles in mind. They are designed based on hypothetical vehicles, whose loading parameters are standardized. However, it is necessary to control overloading and even confiscate such vehicles but in general provincial governments are corrupt and Revenue, Stamps & Registration, Police and transport are notorious among their departments. Thus, it is a big ask. more
Truck operators pay huge donations/bribes to
rule the roads. Even the tractor trolleys are over loaded
with farm produce/waste and no police force detains them.
Overloading leads to accidents and damage to roads/bridges. There is no law in place to end this menace
in every State. Unless State Governments are willing to
end corruption, nothing is going to change. more