Kolhapur, Maharashtra: Kolhapur police have banned the vehicles carrying sugarcane from entering in the city during the day-time. The decision has been taken to ensure that there is no traffic jam in the city due to these vehicles. The vehicles will not be allowed to enter in the city from 6 am to 8 pm. They are permitted to travel in night.
According to the news report published in The Times of India, Shailesh Balkawade, superintendent of police, said, “Traffic regulations and restrictions have come into effect from Saturday and will stay in place till the end of the crushing season. The traffic department has been asked to ensure the regulations are followed. Vehicles carrying sugar cane will be allowed at night, except those travelling along permitted routes.”
There are seven sugar mills located outside Kolhapur city and cane is transported to these mills through the city.