Cracking the whip on erring passenger buses Team MVD Samba issued notices for cancellation of fitness certificate of passenger buses, who have tampered their Speed limiting devices and set speed limit of 120 KMPH instead of allowed 60 KMPH.
The drive was launched by ARTO Samba Rehana Tabassam and MVI Vikas Srivats Under the supervision of RTO Samba Pankaj Mangotra under overall guidance of Transport Commissioner J&K Rahul Sharma.
Sharing details ARTO Samba said that during the drive major focus was on Buses with built-up Speed Limiting. Devices were checked electronically (OBD) with the help of TATA software in collaboration with M/S Jamkash Vehicleades Vijaypur.
She informed that 24 buses were found either without SLD or with tempered inbuilt SLD ranging from 90KMPH to 120 KMPH instead of a fixed limit of 60 KMPH. She further added that as many as 140 vehicles were checked out of which 70 vehicles were Challaned/Compounded against various violations and fine to the tune of Rs. 1 lakh was realised from violators on spot.
In view of the increasing fatal road accidents in the State, the Transport Commissioner J&K UT has issued strict instructions to monitor speed of the passenger vehicles and directed for taking strict action like cancellation of fitness certificates of erring buses drivers who have done tampering with the speed governors.