With more vehicles and pedestrians expected to be out on the roads in the city during the upcoming holiday season, the Police Force is proposing that container trucks operate between the hours of 10 pm and 5 am daily during the holiday season.
During a presentation on the Force’s Christmas plans, Traffic Chief Senior Superintendent Ramesh Ashram pointed out that business owners will also be advised to offload containers at the terminals then transport the goods using lorries to their business entities.
Many businesses would have the containers with their imports taken directly to their bonds or stores and offloaded there. It is unclear whether the wharf facilities would allow full offloading there.
The container trucks traversing the busy downtown Georgetown areas during the busy holiday season at peak hours has resulted in traffic jams and other traffic issues.
Lorries will continue to be restricted from traversing the East Bank of Demerara between 7 am and 9 am on weekdays.
Additionally, the Traffic Chief announced that more Police traffic patrols will take place across the city and in communities across the country.
The Traffic Department intends to clamp down severely on drunk driving and speeding in the coming weeks.