180 vehicles checked on Day-1
  • Joint drive of RTO, RPCB and Traffic Police against polluting vehicles
  • Action taken against 1 22 vehicles, challan and notices were served

Indore: On the very first day of joint-drive of the RTO, Regional Pollution Control Board and Traffic police against polluting vehicles, over 180 vehicles were checked in Vijay Nagar area, on Tuesday.They also issued challans to 122 vehicles and also fined the commuters for violating the norms.

As per information, during checking drive, the RTO team acted on commercial vehicles only. Large number of buses and trucks were checked at the checking point.Checking of two-wheelers was also conducted and violators were left with warning to re-check the vehicles within seven days. The team also fined Rs 1000 on the two wheelers and Rs 3000 on various commercial vehicles for polluting the city.

“Action was taken on 122 vehicles and we also served challans to many vehicles owners. During the drive, we also found many vehicles without registration numbers and permits after which we fined them immediately,” in-charge of special squad Inspector Yogendra Rana said.He further said that the drive would be continued till the next orders from the higher authorities.

Spreading pollution even after having PUC clearance

As per information, the checking team found various vehicles which were spreading pollution and above the critical level but they have recently issued ‘Pollution Under Control’ certificate. After finding such cases, a complaint was lodged with the RTO and the Transport Commissioner after which they have ordered to inspect the PUC clearance centres as well.

Meanwhile, thousands of people continued to line up at the centres to get teh certificates. Stationary of most of the centres were ended due to heavy rush.

Fitness of Sanghvi Institute’s bus cancelled

During the checking drive, the Special Squad of RTO also seized various vehicles which were running without permit and registration. “During the drive, we have found a bus of Sanghvi Institute which didn’t have any fitness certificate and the pollution clearance. We have cancelled its fitness and seized the bus,” Rana said. Sources said that during the checking, the dress of RTO officials turned black due to the smoke of the bus.

“We have also found a Trax which ran 33000 km without having any registration. We have taken a fine of Rs 22000 from the owner and seized the vehicle. Similarly, we cracked down on two buses of Ashoka Travels running sans permit and paying tax.

A loading vehicle was also seized which was bought just a day ago and used for commercial purpose by the owner without having registration and permit,” the RTO inspector said.

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