Those days were gone when people used to say that Delhi officials are unaware of their work. On Saturday, 660 commercial vehicles were put on notice for violating permit terms by Delhi Revenue department by using its recently acquired rights. These terms include driving without a licence, charging other than prescribed rates, roaming with faulty metres and much more.
As per the reports, the power of suspension of permits for violations by commercial vehicles under relevant sections of Motor Vehicles Act to Magistrates, has been recently delegated to the to Magistrates by Delhi Transport department.
At more than 100 locations throughout the city, an enforcement drive was conducted by the Revenue department yesterday, with the assistance of civil defence volunteers, officials of Transport Department and Delhi Police.
“By the end of the day, almost 2,000 vehicles of various categories including auto-rickshaws, tempos, e-rickshaws, Grameen Seva vehicles and RTVs etc were inspected and 660 put to notice for violation of various permit conditions,” a senior official said.
The official further reported that the drive was “much more intensive” than the challans issued on the normal days for traffic violations as the permits of violating vehicles would be suspended and the vehicles could be impounded for several days.
Commenting on the drive, Secretary (Revenue) and Divisional Commissioner A Anbarasu said that the Department would frequently conduct such measures along with enforcement of Motor Vehicles Act through special drives as well!
First published on: Nov 22, 2015, 05:27 PM