The Transport Department has launched a drive against
transport vehicles which openly disregard Motor Vehicle (MV) rules
and have nonfunctional tail lights, headlight or retro reflective tapes.
During a surprise check, fitness certificates (FCs) of 465 vehicles
were cancelled and 350 vehicles were issued challans across the State.
A special drive was carried out against such vehicles from 8 pm of
Tuesday to 6 am of Wednesday by the STA’s enforcement squad.
Retro reflective tapes are compulsory in commercial vehicles as per
rule. Using these tapes reduces the safety risk at night and in times of
As many as 2,468 vehicles were checked during the special drive out
of which 406 had defective tail lamps, 34 were found with defective
headlights and 128 had defective retro reflective tapes.
The drive was extensively carried out in regions having industrial and