“The UP government will seek the usage of digital and satellite technology to get rid of the menace of overloading,” he added.
Lucknow: Digital and satellite technology will be used to keep an eye on overloaded vehicles in UP as the government steps up monitoring of vehicles flouting rules.
As part of measures, the government has taken action against 18,112 overloaded heavy vehicles, and recovered Rs 23 crore as fine, UP transport minister Swatantra Dev Singh said in an interview.
To ensure that overloaded vehicles are not able to enter the state, the UP government is also mulling to study the “Gujarat pattern”, he said. “Overloading has never been brought under complete control. For the first time in UP, the state government has been able to curtail it, and nearly Rs 16 crore recovered from overloaded vehicles.”
“The UP government will seek the usage of digital and satellite technology to get rid of the menace of overloading,” he added. The heavy fines on overloading has led to improved earnings for the UP state road transport corporation which has reported a profit of Rs 14 crore from the Rs 10 crore earlier.