Residents of Quepem on Monday confronted the Quepem Assistant Director of Transport over the issue of transportation of overloaded mining trucks via Quepem town.
The residents are irked with rampant transportation of overloaded mining trucks via Quepem town and that too by the side of the office of assistant Director of Transport.

A private member

Subhash Chandra N S, Bangalore, Nov 19, DHNS

It will be a full stop for heavy machinery works and movement of heavy, noisy vehicles through the State

The mining industry has forgotten cultural memory and its lessons about working in consonance with nature, says HARTMAN DE SOUZA

In the thickly forested hills between the villages of Maina and Kawrem, south-east of Quepem town, a poignant story, once fortunate enough to have had a happy ending, is now destined to end sadly.

Whether forest department officials and others concerned were winking at the trucks transporting ore in the past in Bellary district? The answer appears to be yes, if the Forest Development Tax collection in the last fortnight in the district is any indication.

A concerned citizen of Quepem has filed a complaint before Quepem Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM), requesting to ban mining transportation plying over Quepem Bridge.

Tension gripped Quepem town on Tuesday morning, as agitated residents blocked several mining trucks plying via Quepem town.
According to reports, the residents were irked by a series of accidents that took place in Quepem Bazaar since Friday. Besides, the residents were also agitated with the mining trucks over reckless driving via Quepem town.

New Delhi: With the deadline for conversion of small trucks to Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) approaching, Delhi government has taken a decision to relax the norms for conversion and given truckers a 12.5% tax exemption for buying new CNG trucks and even retrofitting old ones with CNG kits.

The State Cabinet

New Delhi: The state transport department, on Wednesday, granted an extension of one month to owners of small trucks registered in the capital to convert their vehicles to Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). The government had come out with a notification ordering the conversion in January this year and the last date for conversion was September 30.

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