As many as 660 vehicles were issued notices on Saturday in an enforcement drive carried out by the Delhi government’s revenue department.
The drive was carried out in all the 11 revenue districts in Delhi. A senior government official said, “By the end of the day, almost 2,000 vehicles of various categories including auto-rickshaws, tempos, e-rickshaws, Grameen Seva vehicles and RTVs were inspected and 660 put to notice for violation of various permit conditions. The drive was much more intensive than the normal challans issued for traffic violations as the permits of violating vehicles would be suspended and the vehicles could be impounded for several days, which is likely to have a substantial reformatory impact on those found violating the permit conditions.”
Revenue secretary A Anbarasu said the revenue department will continue with its “public-friendly measures” as well as enforcement of the Motor Vehicles Act through special drives. He added that a disciplined transport system in Delhi is the need of the hour.
“The focus of today’s drive was on violation of permitted route, over-carrying of passengers, un-authorised parking and wrong-side driving, which are the most common reasons for public inconvenience, apart from putting safety of commuters at stake. Many commercial vehicles carrying goods dangerously were also put on notice,” an official said.