Following the Supreme Court's ban on use of black film on vehicles, the city traffic police in its massive crackdown on violators, have so far challaned 7,283 vehicle owners. According to traffic police, most of the offenders had black films with nearly zero transparency, violating the court's directive.
As per the traffic police data, 7,283 vehicle owners were challaned for using tinted glass till July 20 this year. The traffic police also generated Rs. 73 lakh as revenue from the fine imposed on them.
Earlier in May 4, the traffic police collected Rs. 8.5 lakh in a single day by issuing 856 challans. The special drive was launched following Supreme Court order, banning the use of black films on vehicles across the country on May 4.
"Most of the vehicles having tinted glass are private cars driven by youths. For the security of common people we will continue with the drive," said a police official.
The traffic police said that they will take strict action against violators. "We have found that some roadways buses with tinted glass are plying on city roads. We have asked the transport department to adhere to the SC guidelines," added the official.