Delhi Police will now crack down on goods vehicles that stay put at border points to wait for the 'no-entry' period to end and enter Delhi. A pile-up these of vehicles in neighbouring states begins in evening itself, leading to massive traffic snarls.
Last week, the traffic police had raised the issue in a meeting of the coordination committee and asked their counterparts in Uttar Pradesh and Haryana to find a lasting solution to the problem.
They also suggested that the neighbouring states can regulate the movement of these vehicles and disallow them from reaching the border till the no-entry period ends.
"These states should stop the goods vehicles much before reaching the Delhi border. Both states have promised full cooperation in this regard. But if the problem persists, we will crack down on the violaters," Sudhir Yadav, special commissioner of police (traffic) said.
On an average, the traffic police issue 500 challans of Rs. 2,100 to goods vehicles for no entry violations. Besides, the police also temporarily suspend permits of some vehicles.
The piling up of vehicles causes major congestions at several places including Ashram Chowk on Ring Road, Ghazipur, Anand Vihar and Badarpur borders.