Gramin Seva service, which has been running uninterruptedly on city road illegally for years due to authorities’ laid back attitude, will now face the music.
Delhi Traffic Police have decided to make the city roads free from being choked by these vehicles.
It was some recent posts on Facebook page of Delhi Traffic Police that prompted joint commissioner of police (traffic) Satyender Garg to take a bird’s eye view of the menace these small tempo sized vehicles create on city roads.
He personally visited Nehru Place to find many Gramin Seva vehicles parked on road. Later, he posted in Facebook wall: “There have been some mentions by people about ills of Gramin Seva and its wrong practices. To have a first hand look I found these being parked on road and not road side at Nehru Place. I instructed traffic inspector for action. Total 19 vehicles plying in the name of Gramin Seva were impounded as the drivers were not having driving license as well as the permit to ply.”
He also appealed to Facebook users to help traffic police to curb the menace. “People can mention in which other areas this evil of unauthorised service is operating and we will take action,” he added.
The Gramin Seva vehicles were introduced to make transportation easier in remote or rural areas of Delhi. But many such vehicles allegedly in order to make extra money have found a way to use these vehicles commercially even in city areas to earn extra bucks.
Some of the areas where these vehicles ply include Nehru Place, Vikas Marg, around Rithala Metro station, Badarpur, Shalimar Bagh, Khanpur, Kalkaji and ISBT among others.