If you forget to carry your car’s insurance papers while driving, don’t fret.
From now on, you won't have to face harassment by traffic police personnel nor make rounds of the court to pay the challan.
From October 3, the Delhi Traffic Police will not issue on-the-spot challans to people found driving without valid insurance papers.The traffic personnel will instead confiscate documents like driving licence or registration certificate of the vehicle.
The cops will then direct the person concerned to show the required documents within three days in the respective traffic circle office and collect the seized document.
The traffic police — who will conduct a drive to identify uninsured vehicles running on city roads from Monday — have also decided to give respite to people from a fine of Rs 1,100 for not carrying the insurance papers.
“If one forgets to carry his insurance papers, it’s not a major offence. Our aim is to identify vehicles that are not insured and make offenders face the music.
Not getting your vehicle insured is a wrong practice and quite common in the national capital,” said Satyendra Garg, joint commissioner of police (traffic).
During the drive, the police will only issue a court challan to those who fail to produce the insurance document within three days.
That does not mean that you can get your car insured during the three-day grace period. Those who get their cars insured within three days will still have to pay the fine of Rs 1,100 to the court.
Till September 15 this year, the police have detected a whooping 11,313 vehicles that were not insured, Garg said.
In case of any road accident involving an uninsured vehicle, the police will not release it unless the court decides on the case.