During a special drive of traffic police against three-wheelers not registered by their owners, the police on Sunday impounded 70 such vehicles and issued challans to 60 others for not possessing required documents.
The traffic police had set a deadline of August 30 for drivers to get their autorickshaws registered at Saanjh kenders. Around 850 three-wheeler owners got themselves registered till August 30. The police also issued special stickers to the vehicles which got registered.
Sources said that only 17,000 diesel autos and 3,500 LPG autos were registered with the District Transport Office while the actual number of autorickshaws running in the city was more than 30,000.
Assistant Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Richa Agnihotri said the special drive would be carried on for the next few days. A three-wheeler owner is required to submit a copy of registration certificate of the vehicle, driving licence, permit, identity and residence proof with his photograph with a fee of Rs 50 for registration.