Transport Dept to construct way-bridges to check overloaded vehicles

PATNA: Way bridges will be constructed at various check posts and other places in the state to prevent overloading. Transport Department has given its approval for the construction of way-bridge at check posts. Transport Secretary Sanjay Kumar Agarwal informed that the way-bridge will be constructed by Bihar State Bridge Construction Corporation. He said that in the districts where there is no government way-bridge, the district transport officials will be able to use the private way-bridge for checking over-loaded vehicles.

The Transport Secretary informed that the way-bridge will be constructed for overloading vehicles on Digha bridge. Over-loading of vehicles will be curbed as the way-bridge is built. Along with this, road accidents due to overloading will also be reduced. Officers and staff have been deputed for way bridge in Bihta, Fatuha and Transport Nagar.

In order to easily check the load capacity of vehicles and to take action on overloading vehicles, preparations are being made by the Transport Department to prepare mobile way bridges.

The load capacity is measured through the way-bridge of any cargo trains passing through the checkpost and a penalty is imposed for exceeding the capacity.

Way-bridge is proposed to be set up at Rajauli in Nawada, Jalalpur in Gopalganj, Dalkola in Purnia and Dobhi checkpost in Gaya. For this, the Transport Department has approved the Bihar State Bridge Construction Corporation.

The state currently has electronic way bridges at Kaimur checkpost. There are warehouses for offload with electronic forks at checkposts. As the overload vehicle passes through the checking plaza, the red light burns and the vehicle weighs. Officers offload the vehicle and and leave it. Also, the tax related departments check the goods loaded in the vehicle.

 

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