The traffic police identified 60 locations across the city where check points were set up to nab rule-breakers. They were on their toes the whole day as hundreds of vehicles continued to violate the rules, despite the state government having extended the deadline for compliance to October 15 first and then to October 31.
A comparative analysis done by the Delhi Traffic Police shows that there is a difference of 3,50,898 challans — amounting to 66% — between the challans recorded in September last year and the same month this year.
The challan was issued under provisions of the new Motor Vehicles Act. Transporters in the National Capital Region had went on a strike on Thursday to protest the high rates of penalties under the amended law.
Delhi-NCR transport strike Highlights: Supported by sections of cab aggregators, cluster buses, auto unions and truckers, the strike has been called to protest the amended MVA act. Several schools will also remain shut in Delhi.
With cabs, autos and buses staying off roads, the Delhi Metro and buses run by the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC), the fleet of which is down to around 3,796, are likely to struggle to absorb the extra rush. However, not all cluster buses, numbering 1,679 at the moment, will go off the roads.