The district transport office (DTO) is seeking action against 222 city residents who obtained duplicate registration certificates (RCs) for their vehicles, on the pretext of having misplaced them, to avoid paying a hefty fine against challans issued by traffic police.
The DTO shortlisted the offenders after it found that they were challaned and their RCs confiscated by traffic police.
Three-wheeler drivers comprise the maximum offenders in the list, with 22 car owners.
According to information, 65,000 challans issued since 2011 are still pending with the DTO of which details of 58,000 licences were available on the district administration website, so that the people who have lost their challans could get a copy online and pay their fines.
District transport officer Dalwinderjit Singh said the department scanned the pending challans and found that 222 people got duplicate RCs instead of paying the fine. “Scanning is on and more people are likely to be added to the list,”he said, adding, “we will also write to police to book them.”