Satish Shile, Karwar, July 5, DHNS:

The heavy traffic of iron ore-laden trucks plying on the two national highways of Karwar district has taken lives and limbs of many people.

All the trucks transporting sand from the district should have Global Positioning System (GPS) within a week. Those lorries which do not have GPS will not be allowed to transport sand, warned Deputy Commissioner V Ponnuraj.

The residents of Nanadigaave, Dandubitta Hara, Mascal maradi, Sampige Hatti, Ropeline, Varthegundi and other nearby villages said that the roads in Tarikere and Narasimharajapura taluks are in deplorable condition owing to the movement of timber lorries.

The Quepem Taluka Mining Affected Peoples Front (QTMAPF) members have accused authorities in Quepem of committing contempt of a high Court order regarding the loading of mining trucks.

Quepem SDM Agnelo Fernandes on Friday convened a meeting with officials of mining companies operating in Cavrem and Rivona, government officials and members of Quepem Taluka Mining Affected People Front (QTMAPF) to find a solution to overloading and over-speeding of mining trucks.

New Delhi: Almost two months after Euro IV norms were effected in the country, not a single truck or bus has been rolled out with the new specifications and registered at any Regional Transport Office (RTO) in the city. According to experts, the first lot of heavy vehicles with new emission norms will only be supplied by July, which would be a delay of three months.

Dealers see availability only from June or Sept.

Yet to take off

Hardly any CV maker has submitted their ARAI type approval for BS IV products to any of the Regional Transport Offices, which registers the vehicles.

Roudra Bhattacharya

New Delhi, May 17

Hyderabad, April 21: The boom in the mining sector is having a devastating effect on the ecology and environment of the state particularly in Rayalaseema and the tribal areas.

The AP Pollution Control Board

Bowing to the demands of the residents of Quepem, the South Goa district Magistrate, G P Naik has partially modified his order in respect of the timings of plying of mining trucks in the taluka.
Naik today issued directions that the mining trucks would now ply between 6 am to 4.30 pm till May 31 instead of 6 am to 6 pm.

Quepem Police on Wednesday detained two overloaded mining trucks, even as residents from the taluka filed three police complaints against vehicles for causing nuisance.