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Many rush to get cars' black films removed

Aakriti Vasudeva, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, December 29, 2012
First Published: 01:15 IST(29/12/2012) | Last Updated: 01:17 IST(29/12/2012)

In the wake of police crackdown on vehicles with tinted windows, car service shops in the Capital are doing brisk business these days. Car owners are rushing to such shops to get black films removed from their cars.

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After the December 16 incident when a 23-year-old woman was gangraped in a bus with tinted films and curtains, the authorities have become strict about ensuring implementation of the Supreme Court ban on tinted windows.

Removing black film can cost a car owner anywhere from Rs. 50 to Rs. 200, depending on the type of film and car.

Jugnu Dhawan, who owns a car accessories shop on Panchkuian Road, said the number of vehicles visiting his shop to get tinted glasses removed has seen a sharp rise in the past few days. "At least four to five vehicles are coming to my shop daily since three to four days," Dhawan said.

Dev Bhardwaj, Dhawan's neighbour, said business has suddenly boomed in the last few days. "Immediately after the Supreme Court order, there was a huge rush of people coming to get tinted films removed. But it got quiet in the past few months, until now," he said.


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