Police impound 70 unregistered three-wheelers

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Nov 03, 2014 15:47 IST

Local police has starte a special drive against three-wheeler owners, who have not registered their vehicles with the police, on Sunday.

Teams of traffic wing challaned 60 three-wheelers for not possessing required documents and impounded 70 three-wheelers that were plying on the road illegally.

The traffic police had asked the three- wheeler owners to get their vehicles registered with the police at Saanjh Kendras tillAugust 30.

Later, the police had extended the deadline for one month, but only 850 three-wheeler owners came forward to get their vehicle registered.

The police have warned the three-wheeler drivers about the action.

The police have also issued special stickers to the three-wheelers that are registered with the police.

According to police officials, only 17,000 diesel autos and 3,500 LPG autos are registered with the district transport office, while more than 30,000 three-wheelers used to ply on the road everyday.

Assistant commissioner of police (traffic) Richa Agnihotri said the special drive against illegal auto rickshaws was conducted across the city.

She said the drive will continue for next few days.

With the increase of loot incidents executed by three-wheeler drivers, the police had chalked out a plan and asked them to get registered.

The owners were told to submit copy of registration certificate of the vehicle, driving license, permit, identity card and residence proof with their photographs with a fee of `50.

The senior officials also issued directions to three-wheeler drivers to install number plates on four sides of the vehicle and paste reflector tapes.

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