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$1000 Fine For Overloaded Trucks Trying To Cross: Nath

Vehicles over 18 tonnes attempting to cross the damaged Tamavua-i-Wai Bridge will be fined $1000 or will be detained. This was confirmed by the assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Transport
30 May 2016 14:21
$1000 Fine For Overloaded Trucks Trying To Cross: Nath
Work underway on the Tamavua-i-Wai Bridge yesterday. Photo: Paulini Ratulailai

Vehicles over 18 tonnes attempting to cross the damaged Tamavua-i-Wai Bridge will be fined $1000 or will be detained.

This was confirmed by the assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Vijay Nath yesterday.

The vehicles that are detained would be held until the bridge is repaired.

“The traffic is currently controlled by adjusting the number of vehicles depending on the traffic queues,” Mr Nath said.

He urged truck drivers with vehicles exceeding the limit to travel through Kings Road until works were complete.

Fulton Hogan Highways civil site supervisor Ashish Singh said: “We will receive the new beam tomorrow which will be placed underneath and bolted back and as per own plan we should be on track towards the completion timeframe.”

Meanwhile, Police are also advising boat owners to take extra care.

Because of queue during peak hours there have witnessed people opting to travel from Suva to Lami and back by boat.

Police Chief of Operations, Assistant Commissioner of Police Rusiate Tudravu said: “We are monitoring the current situation and have urged the boat owners to ensure that their passengers are safe.”

 

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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