Operator con­fused with reg­is­tra­tion by trans­port au­thor­ity

Fiji Sun - - Nation - Avi­nesh Gopal

A crane operator is con­cerned with what he claims is con­fu­sion cre­ated by the Land Trans­port Au­thor­ity on the reg­is­tra­tion of left­hand drive cranes.

On Call Cranes (Fiji) Ltd’s man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Rah­mat Ali has writ­ten to the au­thor­ity to ex­press his con­cern on the mat­ter.

“The LTA stopped regis­ter­ing left­hand drive ve­hi­cles last year and th­ese in­cluded cranes as well,” he said.

“I wanted to buy a 25-tonne crane from an Asian com­pany in Suva about a month ago but since it was left-hand drive, I didn’t buy it be­cause we can’t reg­is­ter it. “How­ever, I was told by a LTA of­fi­cer that a com­pany bought the left-hand drive crane and got it reg­is­tered, some­how.”

LTA’s com­mu­ni­ca­tions of­fi­cer Ritesh Kumar said the au­thor­ity would not com­ment on the mat­ter.

Photo: Waisea Na­sokia

Crane lifting heavy ma­te­rial along the busy Queens Road at Mart­in­tar, Nadi.

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