In view of increasing number of violations of the M.V Act, 1988 on the road and as per the directions of Transport Minister A.G Kohli, Secretary Transport and Transport Commissioner, RTO Jammu A.K Khajuria and his team conducted extensive checking of vehicles during the intervening night of November 28.
The team conducted checking in Jammu, Vijaypur and other parts of the National Highway and realized a fine of Rs. 4.80 lakh from the violators and defaulters. RTO was accompanied by Mohd Saleem ARTO and Punica ARTO Flying Squad Jammu.
About 327 vehicles were checked and over 127 vehicles were compounded on the spot by the team. Besides this, about 30 vehicles were challaned and 10 vehicles seized under Section 192(A) / 56 of Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. These vehicles were challaned and compounded for the offence of overloading of the payload and passengers, violations of route permits conditions, pollution norms fitness and other offences under M.V. Act,1988.
The Motor Vehicles Department has already initiated a special drive against overloading. Many vehicles carrying overload were off loaded at different spots and compounded for the offence.