Police issue over 5,800 Challans for violating transport restrictions under GRAP Phase III in Delhi

Delhi Police issued more than 5,800 challans after the city government restricted the circulation of BS-III petrol and BS-IV diesel four-wheeled vehicles, he said.

Traffic police stopped or issued challans to 5,882 vehicles for violations up to 6 a.m. on Friday, it added.

“As part of the restrictions on BS III Petrol and BS IV Diesel vehicles until 13 November to combat pollution, 5882 vehicles were arrested/challenged for violation until 6 am on 11.11.2022. The vehicles emergency are exempt,” he said in a tweet.

In a recent review meeting, the Department of Transport, Government of Delhi decided that the Graduated Response Action Plan (GRAP) Phase III restrictions should remain in place for the next few days instead of a reaction without reflex.

“BS-III petrol and BS-IV diesel four-wheelers in Delhi will remain banned under Phase III of the Graduated Response Action Plan,” Environment Minister Gopal Rai said on Monday.

In an order issued on Monday, the city government’s Department of Transportation said owners of vehicles found in violation of the rule would be prosecuted under the Motor Vehicle Act, which could result in a $20,000 fine. rupees.

Vehicles deployed for emergency services and government and election-related work do not fall under the ban.

The Department of Transport had said in its order: “In accordance with instructions provided under the revised GRAP Phase III, there will be a restriction on the operation of BS-III gasoline and BS-IV diesel light-duty motor vehicles ( four wheels) in NCT’s jurisdiction of Delhi. The above instructions will remain in effect until November 13 or the downward revision of the GRAP stage, whichever comes first. The restrictions will continue beyond the November 13, if the CAQM orders the GRAP-III and higher restrictions.

“If a BS-III petrol and a BS-IV diesel LMV are found on the roads they will be prosecuted under the Motor Vehicles Act 1988.”

-With PTI input

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