Continuing with its efforts to check vehicles plying with incomplete documents, overloading and causing pollution, the state transport authority (STA) checked 2,352 vehicles and challaned 737 during an intensive drive conducted in October.
The authority collected `8.54 lakh as compounding fee. The drive will continue in the future.
STA secretary Satish Kumar Jain advised the motorists to carry all documents - registration certificate (RC), insurance, driving licence, pollution control certificate and permit. School and school bus operators have been advised to engage only those drivers who have experience of minimum five years of driving a heavy vehicle. School authorities and school bus operators have been advised to follow the norms laid down by the administration on the basis of Supreme Court guidelines.
Besides, a drive for checking driving schools and pollution check centres has been started to ensure 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 and wear uniform with name plate.
STA will launch a special drive to challan/impound diesel auto-rickshaws coming from Punjab/Haryana without valid documents and which have completed their life span of 15 years. STA has urged the general public not to use such auto-rickshaws to avoid inconvenience.