Jamshedpur : Concerned over the rising list of defaulters, the district transport department on Thursday launched a drive against commercial vehicles at Jugsalai which have defaulted in paying road tax and running without valid permits.
During the drive pick-up vans used for commercial purpose were inspected. It also checked those vehicles having tainted glass and creating air pollution.
Officials of district transport office led by DTO George Kumar monitored the drive at both the places. The drive continued for about four hours during which around 40 vehicles with different anomalies were seized.
According to Kumar, 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 adding that on the first day they collected a revenue of about Rs 1 lakh.
During the drive several vehicles were seized at Jugsalai the fitness of which is under scrutiny. ” We will slap Rs 5,600 as penalty to the owners for using old vehicles if they failed to produce the necessary documents pertaining to fitness.
We have also penalized five cars used for commercial purpose which were fitted with tainted glass ,” he said.
Officials said that the drive was carried out keeping in view the festive season 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.