660 vehicles put to notice for violating permit conditions
As many as 660 vehicles were put to notice for violating permit conditions on Saturday, which includes driving without licence and faulty meters among others, by the Delhi Revenue department using its recently acquired powers.
The Transport Department had recently delegated powers of suspension of permits for violations by commercial vehicles under relevant sections of Motor Vehicles Act to Magistrates of Revenue Department.
The Revenue department officials conducted the enforcement drive, at over 100 locations in the Capital, with the assistance of civil defence volunteers, officials of Transport Department and Delhi Police.
“By the end of the day, almost 2,000 vehicles of various categories including auto-rickshaws, tempos, e-rickshaws, grameen seva vehicles and RTVs etc were inspected and 660 put to notice for violation of various permit conditions,” a senior official said.
The official said that the drive was “much more intensive” than the normal challans issued for traffic violations as the permits of violating vehicles would be suspended and the vehicles could be impounded for several days.
Secretary (Revenue) and Divisional Commissioner A Anbarasu said that Revenue Department would regularly continue with these measures as well as enforcement of Motor Vehicles Act through special drives. The teams were headed by SDMs and Executive Magistrates while District Magistrates and Additional District Magistrates were supervising the drive. Several Civil Defence Volunteers and officials of Transport Department also joined the drive and assisted the magistrates on duty.