Parking menace: Out of 3.77 lakh, over 2 lakh autos challaned for illegal parking
New Delhi: If you see Autos in Delhi illegally parked at random places causing inconvenience to the commuters on road, they have been in vigil of the Traffic Police as over two lakh autos have been challaned for improper parking. In the year 2018, Delhi Traffic Police challaned 3.77 lakh autos over various traffic violations of which the highest number of prosecutions were carried on for improper parking on Delhi roads.
Stop line crossing was the second offence the Delhi police recorded, second in the list with over 16,000 prosecutions followed by one way violation which resulted in the challan of over 14,000 auto drivers till December 2018. Refusal by auto driver to go to a location has attracted prosecution to over 2,000 autos while driving without PSV badge has also attracted prosecution to over 2,000 autos.
Over charging and misbehavior, the most common menace faced by Delhi passengers have seen prosecution of just over 1,000 autos while almost the same number of autos have been prosecuted for dangerous driving. Drunken driving, one of the dangerous things on roads, has attracted prosecution to over 1,000 auto drivers and over 9,000 and autos have attracted prosecution for waiting and parking in bus lane.
Interestingly, just four autos in the whole year have been prosecuted for wrong overtaking and just five autos each for over speeding and allowing minor to drive the vehicle. While 35 have been prosecuted for playing music, 60 autos have been prosecuted for pressure horns.
Using vehicle in unsafe condition has resulted in the prosecution of just 22 autos. Also, over 6,000 autos have been prosecuted for over crowding in the autos. No proper pollution certificate led to the prosecution of 572 autos in the capital last year. "We do urge people to call us at traffic Helpline 011-25844444 or SMS at 56767. The complainant can also reach us online on Delhi Traffic police Website and even post a picture of the erring vehicle in a specific column," said a senior Traffic Police officer.