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HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
Chandigarh, September 04, 2013
To put a check on violations such as plying of vehicles with incomplete documents, overloading and vehicles causing pollution, the state transport authority (STA) conducted an intensive drive against commercial vehicles in August. More than 2,000 vehicles were checked and a total of 437 were challaned. The authority collected Rs. 8.48 lakh as compounding fee.

STA secretary Mahavir Kaushik advised the motorists to carry all required documents - registration certificate (RC), insurance, driving licence, pollution control certificate and permit. School and school bus operators were also advised to engage only those drivers who have the experience of minimum five years of driving heavy vehicle. School authorities and school bus operators have also been advised to follow the norms laid down by the administration on the basis of the Supreme Court.

A move for checking driving schools and pollution check centres has been started for good quality of driving and to make City Beautiful a smoke-free city. Auto operators have also been asked to charge the fare as per fare meter.

The STA will start a special drive against diesel auto-rickshaws which come from Punjab and Haryana and ply in the city without valid documents. The public has been advised not to use such auto-rickshaws to avoid inconvenience.