Jamshedpur : Concerned over rising cases of road mishaps, East Singhbhum traffic police and transport officials on Saturday conducted a drive against commercial vehicles including auto rickshaws.
Under the Central Motor Vehicle Rules 1989 section 190 sub section IV East Singhbhum deputy commissioner Amitabh Kaushal has ordered a sustained drive to ensure compliance of the rules which so far had overlooked by enforcement agencies not only in the city but also across state. The drive was carried out near roundabout near RD Tata Technical Institute in Golmuri.
A police officer said that apart from searching for double drivers we also checked other documents of drivers especially fitness, pollution and other issues. However, our focus is on two drivers at the moment especially in view of the rise in number of road mishaps.
According to him, besides generating revenue from the defaulters the drive was aimed at making the roads free from unfit and old vehicles. ” Such vehicles not only create air pollution but also causes congestion on the road,” he said.
District transport officials informed that the rest of the vehicles were slapped a penalty ranging between Rs 2,000 and Rs 3,500 for not having documents related to road permits, insurance and road tax.
Officials said that the drive was carried out keeping in view the Pujas which is not very far away. ” Traffic snarls are common during the festive days.
Once the old and unfit vehicles are off the road traffic congestion will be reduced and vehicular movement would be smooth,” said an official of the transport department.