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Traffic Police drive against autos

Staff Reporter

NEW DELHI: Having received regular complaints about auto-rickshaws and Grameen Sewa vehicles in the city, the Delhi Traffic Police came down heavily on these vehicles this past week.

Over 1,100 Grameen Sewa vehicles and autos were prosecuted within the first three days of the drive, which began on Thursday. “Grameen Sewa vehicles were prosecuted for overloading, violating passenger limit, deviation from prescribed route, permit violation, dangerous driving and if people were found hanging outside the vehicles,” said Joint Commisioner of Police (Traffic) Satyendra Garg. Similarly, auto-rickshaws were penalised for overloading and dangerous driving, he added.

Red beacon

The drive against unauthorised use of red beacons, which began on June 1, has seen close to 35 prosecutions so far.

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