Mobile vans to monitor commercial transport

GPS equipped vans to monitor and regulate the transport and cut challans online

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Jasleen Kaur | April 22, 2010


One of the mobile vans for traffic law enforcement
One of the mobile vans for traffic law enforcement

The Delhi government on Thursday flagged off specially designed vehicles for mobile patroling to enforce motor vehicle rules and permit conditions. These 35 vans are eqipped with global positioning system (GPS), on-board computer linked to the main server of the transport department, a camera and pollution checking equipment.

The vans will be manned by the mobile enforcement team of the transport department. "These vans will keep vigilince on the commercial vehicles including private and DTC busses, autos and other light and heavy good vehicles," Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said.

The traffic police and the enforcement wing of the transport department are the two enforcement agencies in Delhi for regulation, monitoring and enforcing of provisions of Motor Vehicle Act and Rules. Transport minister Arvinder Singh Lovely said, "These vans will do the work which enforcement department has already been doing. Earlier we used to often check the vehicles, now it will be their regular feature."

The vans will seek to patrol the entire city, but will give special attention to border areas, ISBTs and flyovers. They will check overloading, overspeeding and permit of the vehicles. They will also be able to check the validity and genuiness of the papers carried by the motorists on the basis of online cinnectivity with the main server of the transport department. Challans for violations will be cut online.

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