Deputy commissioner KV Rajendra as a precaution directed officials to take action against LPG tankers that transport gas during the night.
“Officials should keep a tab on the movement of LPG tankers in the district. They should be allowed to ply only during the daytime. The unsafe movement of LPG tankers on the national highways in the district has been resulting in accidents and other traffic issues. Accidents involving LPG tankers also have been leading to mishaps. Hence, all LPG tankers should be allowed to ply only during the permitted hours. Initiate suitable action against those who violate the norms,” the deputy commissioner said.
LPG manufacturers should respond immediately if their LPG tankers meet with an accident, he said. “All LPG tankers should have two drivers and they should not drive the vehicles during night time at any cost. In case of night, transportation is essential, then those companies should equip such vehicles with GPS,” Rajendra said.
These measure is taken as a precaution for safety purposes.