As many as 3043 challans were slapped on drivers in case of overloading/crowding during fortnight vehicle checking drive

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IEP Dehradun

In order to check road accidents being reported from various parts of the state, the Uttarakhand Police had launched a state wide 15 day long drive against overcrowded public transport vehicles from July 11. In case of overloading/crowding during fortnight vehicle checking drive, as many as 3043 challans were slapped on drivers while 386 vehicles were seized and action was taken for the cancellation of 776 licenses. State police had taken a major step to check road accidents in the state.

A 15-day- long special drive were launched from July 11 to July 25 against overloading/overcrowding in the state. During the fortnight-long drive, action would be taken against public transport drivers found carrying more passengers than the capacity of their vehicles.

Additional Director General of Police (Law and order) Ashok Kumar said that during 15 days of drive, challans were slapped, cancellation of driving licenses was done along with impounding of vehicles after violators caught violating traffic rules.

In case of overloading/crowding during fortnight  of such drive, as many as 3043 challans were slapped on drivers while 386 vehicles were seized and action was taken for the cancellation of 776 licenses. In case of light vehicles (loader, pickup), 756 challans were slapped on drivers; 67 vehicles were seized and action was taken for the cancellation of 136 licenses.

In case of heavy vehicles (truck, tractor and dumper) 1109 challans were slapped on drivers; 246 vehicles were seized and action was taken for the cancellation of 272 licenses.

In case of taxi and vikram, 1054 challans were slapped on drivers; 62 vehicles were seized and action was taken for the cancellation of 334 licenses. In case of buses, 126 challans were slapped; 11 vehicles were seized while action was taken for the cancellation of 34 licenses.

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