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Over 500 call centre cab drivers face action

Taking cognisance of the increasing number of road accidents involving call centre cabs, the Delhi Traffic Police initiated stern action and prosecuted more than 500 errant cabbies in the Capital, reports HT Correspondent.
Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2008 01:26 AM IST

Taking cognisance of the increasing number of road accidents involving call centre cabs, the Delhi Traffic Police have initiated stern action and prosecuted more than 500 errant cabbies in the Capital.

“Of late, there have been several cases where call centre cabs were involved in accidents. Apart from that, the drivers of such vehicles are prone to violate several other traffic rules. Hence we decided to take strict action,” said a senior traffic police officer.

As many as 367 call centre cab drivers were prosecuted on Thursday, while more than 350 drivers were booked for various road violations on Friday.

Exact figure was not available till this report was filed. The offences mainly included over-speeding and red light jumping.

“These drivers also have a habit of picking up passengers on the return journey. They hold a commercial licence and hence cannot do this,” the official said adding, “The traffic police had earlier held a meeting with the BPOs’ Association and discussed the issue.”

Just last week, two people were killed after a call centre cab rammed into their motorbike in Paschim Vihar area of west Delhi last Friday.

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