708 challans on Day One

As many as 708 challans were issued and eight vehicles were impounded on the first day of the massive pollution check drive by the transport department, which began on Monday to reduce vehicle pollution in the Capital city.

The department has launched a week-long intensive drive to check compliance of all types of vehicles. The enforcement wing of the transport department issued 708 challans to 436 vehicles and eight vehicles were impounded for not having sufficient documents.

Around 30 enforcement teams have been deployed from 8 am to 8 pm in various parts of the city to check the certificates.

Mobile pollution control vehicles were examining the CNG and LPG kits and related documents. Vehicles were also pulled up if fuel mode were not mentioned in the registration certificate of the vehicles.

Interestingly, it has been observed that Delhi has the highest number of CNG-run vehicles followed by Maharashtra. However, Gujarat has the maximum number of refuelling stations in the country followed by Delhi.

At present, there are around 2.35 lakh CNG vehicles registered in the capital and a large number of unauthorised CNG kits are being used. The offence attracts a stiff fine of Rs 1,000 for the first offence and Rs 2,000 for the second and subsequent offences.

At present, about 550 pollution checking centres are operational in the city, which is situated in and around petrol pumps, CNG stations and service stations.
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