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Truck drivers starve for  3 days at Karapallam check post

Truck drivers starve for 3 days at Karapallam check post

Lorry drivers have been starving for 3 days at the Karapallam check post on the Tamil Nadu-Karnataka border.
 The Thimbam Hill track road near Talawadi has 27 curves.  

Thousands of heavy vehicles pass through it every day.  The Chennai High Court has banned night-time traffic due to wildlife being killed in vehicles passing through the Thimbam hills.

On April 6, the court imposed a permanent ban on 12 wheelers.  This was followed by a sit-in protest at Satyamangalam and Thalawadi demanding the withdrawal of the court order imposed from April 10 and a protest by lorry owners and drivers in front of the Bannari check post.

The Forest Department also stopped 10-wheeler lorries from Karnataka to Tamil Nadu at the Karapallam check post on the Tamil Nadu-Karnataka border, claiming that they were overweight.  

As a result, more than 50 lorries from Karnataka to Tamil Nadu have been parked in the middle of the road for 3 days. Thus lorry drivers have been suffering with out foid for 3 days.  

Farmers are worried that the ban will dry out the cane in the trucks, reduce the weight and waste it.  As a result, farmers are suffering from not being able to harvest the sugarcane grown on thousands of acres in Talawadi.