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Title: Govt finally wakes up, to regulate hazardous trucks
Source:The Times of India
Date:14 December 2017

The road transport ministry will soon make it mandatory for all goods vehicles to have their cargo like city waste covered so that none of the items they carry either protrude from the vehicles or fall out. The norm will also specify that any vehicle caught violating the norm won't be allowed to do so unless such items are transferred to another vehicle that comply with the rules. Despite the Supreme Court order and government banning vehicles from carrying rods, pipes or any protruding material beyond the body frame, this norm is being violated openly because of poor enforcement. One can often find vehicles carrying loose materials such as sand and loose earth without proper cover and as a result these materials fall out of the vehicles.

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