The central government in China has plans to reduce total number of public vehicles and expenditures on them with a drive under which it will start inspecting the use of law enforcement vehicles next year.
The government will work out the regulations on the use of law enforcement vehicles and adjust the current quotas of these vehicles, Xinhua reported a statement of a government office in charge of regulating the use of public vehicles as saying.
The total number of law enforcement vehicles will be "strictly" controlled and quotas set at a reasonable level to avoid excess of public vehicles in law enforcement departments, the statement said.
The country began a national campaign against the illegal use and surplus of public vehicles in government departments and party organs in April. By October, about 179,500 vehicles had been identified as illegal, it added.
Next year, the illegal vehicles will be confiscated and auctioned, it said.