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Kolkata Police bans entry, exit of 20-wheel trucks to unclog traffic

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Kolkata, July 10: The Kolkata Police has prohibitted the entry and exit of goods vehicles with minimum of 20 wheels to ensure smooth commute for motorists in its jurisdiction, according to a notification issued on Monday.

Kolkata Police bans entry, exit of 20-wheel trucks to unclog traffic

"The commissioner of Kolkata Police has ordered that all goods vehicles having 20 wheels or more are prohibited from entering into or existing from the entire Kolkata Police jurisdiction to evade traffic congestion and ensure smooth, nuisance-free plying," read the notification. This order had already come into force from Sunday, as reported by The Indian Express.

The restriction will continue until further notice, said the notification.

Violators will be "punished as per the existing law".

However, truck operators and transporters are not happy with the decision

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