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526 vehicles challaned for violations in August

To keep tabs on violations such as plying of vehicles with incomplete documents, overloading and vehicles causing pollution, the state transport authority (STA) conducted intensive drive in August against commercial vehicles.

chandigarh Updated: Sep 02, 2014 19:51 IST
HT Correspondent

To keep tabs on violations such as plying of vehicles with incomplete documents, overloading and vehicles causing pollution, the state transport authority (STA) conducted intensive drive in August against commercial vehicles.



As many as 2,660 vehicles were checked of which 526 were challaned. The STA collected Rs 10.20 lakh as compounding fee. More checking will be done in the coming days. STA secretary Satish Kumar Jain urged the motorists to carry all the required documents - registration certificate (RC), insurance, driving licence, pollution control certificate and permit.



Schools and school bus operators were also advised to engage only those drivers who have experience of minimum five years of driving heavy vehicle.



They have been advised to follow the administration's instructions based on the guidelines of the Supreme Court. A drive for checking driving schools and pollution checking centres has been started to ensure good quality of driving and to make the city smoke free.



Auto-rickshaw operators have also been asked to charge the fare as per fare meter and wear uniform with name plate. The STA will launch a special drive to challan/impound diesel auto-rickshaws coming from Punjab and Haryana without valid documents and which have completed their life span of 15 years.



It has urged the general public not to use such auto-rickshaws to avoid inconvenience.