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Time to replace faulty no plates, tinted glasses

If you have been able to get away by paying a mere Rs 100 for your car’s tinted glasses or faulty number plates, it won’t be an easy ride anymore. Subhendu Ray reports.

delhi Updated: Mar 02, 2011 01:01 IST
Subhendu Ray

If you have been able to get away by paying a mere Rs 100 for your car’s tinted glasses or faulty number plates, it won’t be an easy ride anymore.

Come Thursday, and the Delhi Traffic Police would not only fine the defaulters but would also impound important travel/vehicle documents as well as issue a notice to comply with the necessary corrections.

The initiative comes after the police failed to curb the violation despite having fined over 19,000 people this year till February 15.

The police would impound the driving license or registration papers, which would be returned only when the vehicle with correction asked for, is taken to the area’s traffic office within 72 hours. Non-compliance will lead to court hearings.

“Using tinted glasses in vehicles has become a culture. They do not mind to pay R100 as and when they are caught; but they carry on with the violation. When even a higher number of prosecutions have failed to reign in the defaulters — as the challan amount is very nominal — we plan to issue a notice along with the challan,” said Satyendra Garg, JCP (traffic).

“The idea is to ensure that the defaulter complies with the rules.”

Use of dark, black or reflective glasses in vehicles is not permitted as per law. As provided in Rule 100 of Central Motor Vehicle Rules 1989, the glass of the windscreen and rear window of motor vehicles should have a visibility of at least 70% and that of side windows a minimum visibility of 50%.

Similar action would be taken against the drivers of vehicles fitted with pressure horns and those bearing faulty number plates, said a senior officer of the Delhi Traffic Police.

Special drive against Bluelines

The Delhi Traffic Police have launched a special drive on Monday against the Blueline buses plying with expired permit on city roads and impounded six such buses on the first day of the drive.

The department has also initiated departmental action against five traffic inspectors and 15 zonal officers for their alleged nexus with the owners and drivers of these buses.

They are from five traffic zones — Nazafgarh, Tilak Nagar, Rajouri Garden, Patel Chowk and Sadar Bazar.