The city residents,like their Delhi counterparts,will have to soon remove tinted films on their car windows as a recent Supreme Court(SC) order has banned black films with any percentage of tint.
The latest order,however, is likely to take some time before it is implemented in the city as the order will first have to reach the Chandigarh Administration. The apex court order will come into effect in Delhi from Friday.
As per the order,all tinted films have been banned and only car windows that have been tinted by the manufactures will be allowed. Films will have have to removed even if they are within the permissible limits. At present,50 percent transparency on side windows and 70 percent on rear and front are allowed.
Speaking to Newsline ,DSP(Traffic) Vijay Kumar said,If the Supreme Court has given an order than it is applicable to the whole of India. However,we can only implement the order once we receive the notification which might take some time coming.
At present it is not clear if the what will be the permissible limit of tint in the glass provided by the manufactures. Most car owners get the car filming as it increases the effectiveness of the car air-conditioner and also blocks harmful Ultra-violet rays to a certain level. At the same time,however,many flout the rules by getting complete black films which makes it difficult for the police to identify the occupants of a vehicles.