While the ban on entry of heavy vehicles announced by the district administration is aimed at preventing traffic congestion, the unchecked violations committed by motorised fish carts still pose a threat and may endanger the objective of ban. Since certain number of motorised fish carts were used by traders in Gandhi market to transport their produce, locals have urged the district administration as well as city traffic police department to act tough against them.
Based on a public interest litigation (PIL), the Madras high court several years ago had banned the plying of motorised fish carts. However, the illegal vehicles plying on the roads with No tail lights and head lamps are growing in number across Gandhi market, and along the madurai road. Locals charged that traders were making use of such vehicles due to lower transportation cost while the traffic police refuse to take stern action against the offenders. Though there is a ban on these motorised carts, the traffic police have not either taken any kind of action nor seized such vehicles. A majority of motorised fish carts are not only unsafe to the rider but also for pedestrians and others since such vehicles do not have proper control and stability. The expectation from the common people who face the threat by these motorised vehicles is a strict and stern action by the traffic police.