Cement companies to face action for truck over-loading
Truck over-loaded with cement bags would now land even the manufacturer of the product into trouble in Chhattisgarh.
The state government had taken a decision to lodge an First Information Report (FIR) with the police against a cement company if vehicle ferrying its product is intercepted with over load. The company would face legal action for damaging the state’s resources as over-loaded trucks ruin roads.
For the first time since the inception of the state in November 2000, the Chattisgarh government cracked the whip on the cement industry. Chhattisgarh accounts for about 15 per cent of India’s total cement output. All major cement players have a facility in the state that had been endowed with high-grade limestone reserves.