When Rashmi Dua (31), from south Delhi’s Sarojini Nagar, was caught driving on a Commonwealth Games dedicated lane on Thursday, she was told to go to the Rohini court to get her licence back.
The reason: the policeman who fined her was posted in Ashok Vihar, northwest Delhi.
“I was challaned in south Delhi. Why should I go to Rohini?” said Dua.
Driving on dedicated lanes means a fine of RS 2,000 or one month in jail. It is a “non-compoundable” offence, which means your licence is taken away, to be returned when you pay the fine in court. For the Games, 60 per cent traffic policemen have been posted on the dedicated lanes.
“If a policeman from Rohini is posted in south Delhi, he will carry his own challan book,” said Satyendra Garg, JCP (traffic). “So a motorist can only get his licence back from the Rohini court.” Since the rule was implemen-ted, more than 800 motorists across the city have been fined for driving on Games lanes.