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10 lakh vehicles across J&K running with black films: IG Traffic

Jammu and Kashmir inspector general of police, traffic, Hemant Kumar Lohia today said at least 10 lakh vehicles across the state were running with black films and tinted glasses.

chandigarh Updated: May 14, 2012 14:43 IST

Jammu and Kashmir inspector general of police, traffic, Hemant Kumar Lohia today said at least 10 lakh vehicles across the state were running with black films and tinted glasses.

'Despite the directions from the Jammu and Kashmir high court to ban use of tinted glass and black films on vehicles, still 10 lakh vehicles are violating the norms,' outgoing IG traffic, Lohia said to mediapersons here.

Lohia, however, appealed to the people that in view of security scenario, they should not use the black films.

'The defaulters will not be spared if they fail to follow the directions of the high court,' he added.

Lohia further said it takes 5 to 10 minutes to remove the film from a vehicle and the traffic wing was already facing shortage of manpower due to which, it was not possible to carry on the drive.

Meanwhile, on demonstration, traffic lights installed at various locations of this winter capital, the IG said, 'the signal lights will be made functional in a month or two to streamline the chaotic traffic in the area.'

Lohia has recently been transferred and posted as director, chief minister, security, while IGP Muneer Khan will be taking over as new IG Traffic.