Diesel and petrol-run cabs which violate the Supreme Court’s orders and ply in the national capital will be impounded by Delhi Traffic Police and transport department personnel, said officials. The impounded vehicles may be released only after a court order, they said.
“The officers have been asked to enforce the Supreme Court’s order. We will take action against cabs that violate the order, as per the law,” said Special Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Sandeep Goel.
However, a transport department official said there were no plans to launch a special drive to ensure that the apex court’s orders are followed.
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“We do not challan cabs on the basis of what fuel they use. We conduct random checks and see if the taxi drivers has his papers and licences in order, whether he is overcharging the passenger etc. During such checks, if we find a cab running on diesel, we will impound it immediately. But we are not going to launch any special drives to implement the court order,” said a transport department official.