Vehicle owners in Delhi may be in the habit of flaunting a police logo or phrases like ‘Government of India’, ‘MP’ and ‘MLA’ on their vehicle’s number plates.
Soon, however, the practice will cost them dear.
Come February 15, the Delhi traffic police would start treating this as registration certificate violation and levy a fine
of Rs 2,000.
However, to begin with, the traffic police wants to deal with violators in Delhi Police, who often use its blue-and-red logo on number plates, in an attempt to escape traffic checks, even during violation of norms.
Delhi traffic police have received reports about men in khaki and others flouting the Motor Vehicle Act by using the police logo or designation on number plates.
Satyendra Garg, joint commissioner of police (traffic) said, “On Monday, after a meeting with police commissioner BK Gupta, I have written to our men in all districts and units to come down heavily on police two-wheelers and cars and challan those that have number plates fitted with the police logo or with ‘Delhi Police’ or ‘DP’ written on it.”
The drive will begin on February 15 across Delhi.
“We have given them about a fortnight to remove such stickers or letters,” he added.
According to police sources, politicians, central and state government officers, mediapersons, non-governmental organisations who use logos or stickers on registration number plates will also be covered later.
“So far, we challanned such violators Rs 100, that was meant for using defective number plates. But merely a Rs 100 fine did not make any difference,” said the officer.
“We will now levy a fine of Rs 2,000,” the officer added.